UNC No. 3 in Teach For America Recruits

UNC ranks third among large colleges and universities contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to Teach For America.

New rankings show Carolina tied with the University of California at Los Angeles on the list; both campuses contributed 75 new graduates to the incoming teaching corps in 2011.

Eight percent of UNC’s most recent senior class applied to Teach For America.

Throughout Teach For America’s 22-year history, 542 UNC alumni have taught as corps members.

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity.

This year, a record 5,800 individuals joined Teach For America as part of the 2012 corps. Together with the 2011 corps, they make up more than 10,000 corps members leading high-need classrooms in 46 regions that span 36 states and the District of Columbia. Seventy-seven percent of Teach For America’s 2012 corps are graduating seniors from the class of 2012. They represent more than 600 colleges and universities across the country.

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