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Sonal Gerten
Director fo Emerging Markets
Phone: (612) 825-2414

About Teach For America

By the time they are nine years old, students in low-come areas are already three grade levels behind their higher-income peers in math and reading, and they are seven times less likely to graduate from college.

Our generation must take on this issue.

Teach For America is seeking the most able and determined among you to lead the movement to eliminate educational inequality. Join the national corps of outstanding college graduates - of all academic majors and career interests - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for change.

In the short term, our corps members work relentlessly to lead their students to significant academic gains despite immense challenges. In the long term, our alumni work from all sectors-medicine, science, public health, law, business, etc.-to bring about the fundamental systemic changes that are ultimately needed to ensure that all children will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Full salary and health benefits. Seeking all academic majors. No education courses or experience required.

To learn more, visit You can direct any specific questions to or 1-800-832-1230 x225.


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