Organization name: Teach For America Indianapolis

Program Type

Academic programs
Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: Teach For America finds, develops, and supports equity-oriented leaders so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the classroom. Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they are employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities with kids. After two years, they become part of the TFA alumni network. Informed and inspired by their students, many alumni continue teaching; others pursue leadership roles in schools and school systems or launch careers in other fields that shape educational access, opportunity and equity. A large, diverse, and growing number of Indiana teachers, principals, school superintendents, and education policy leaders began their careers in education with Teach For America.
Success Metrics: • Research shows that the number of Teach For America corps members working within a school is associated with increased student learning growth. • Students of color benefit greatly from having teachers of color. Over 40% of Teach For America corps members are people of color, making TFA a key resource for increasing the racial diversity of talent teaching in schools and leading systems across the city. • Teach For America Indianapolis corps members are working in high-need subjects like STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education. • 75% of Teach For America Indy alumni are working locally in the field of education whereas 15% of incoming TFA corps members envisioned working in education beyond the two-year teaching commitment. Nearly 350 Teach For America Indianapolis corps members and alumni are current teachers, 22 are school principals (leading nearly 20% of public schools in Center Township), 48 are mid-level school leaders, and 9 are senior school network leaders (e.g. superintendent of school system or network).


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: Specific emphasis on Center Township


Annual Operating Cost: $4,100,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: Teach For America Indianapolis
Website: https://www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/indianapolishttps://www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/indianapolis
Respondents Name: Amar Patel
Email: amar.patel@teachforamerica.org
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