About Baltimore

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Baltimore draws much of its character and potential from the strength of its neighborhood communities, but great disparity exists from one neighborhood to the next. In Baltimore City and Baltimore County, the neighborhood where a child is born too often dictates his or her academic destiny and access to life opportunities. For the past five years, Newsweek, Education Week, and the College Board have ranked Maryland as the number one state in the country for education. At the same time, nearly 4 out of 10 Baltimore City students will not graduate high school, and only 8 percent graduate college in six years.

After twenty-five years of partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and five with Baltimore County Public Schools, Teach For America Baltimore now has nearly 1,100 corps members and alumni. We have created long lasting relationships with educators, community organizations, and leaders. Students who had corps members teaching in their classrooms are becoming corps members themselves and year after year we recruit, train, and support an increasingly diverse corps that reflects the racial and economic backgrounds of our students. Alumni are investing in our state, teaching, leading schools, contributing to the growing EdTech industry, and running for office.

We know this work can be replicated for more widespread and transformational change.  As our presence grows, so does our responsibility to engage even more deeply and collectively with families, educators and partner organizations around our shared goals to ensure that all children have the opportunity of an excellent education and the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

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Total Corps Size

900

Alumni In the Region

1992

Year Partnership Established

Teaching in Baltimore

Our Impact

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Top Stories

Alumni Inside TFA
March 31, 2017
Congratulations to Geoff Brown (Mississippi Delta '08) and Najib Jammal (Baltimore '03) on receiving the Kennedy Leadership Awards.
Inside TFA
March 31, 2017
Congratulations to Senator Barbara Mikulski on receiving the inaugural Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Legacy Award.
One Day
January 18, 2017
A school is filled with adults who could potentially be great teachers. Principal Najib Jammal takes an entrepreneurial approach to detecting them.
Baltimore Sun
November 11, 2016
One Day
May 10, 2016
Former Clinton adviser offers a glimpse at the tech of tomorrow--and what it means for schools and students today.
One Day
December 16, 2015
In this short doc, Teaira Lewis talks about growing up in Baltimore and the teachers who helped guide her.
One Day
December 16, 2015
Six former students of corps members talk about their success and the people who made it possible.
Baltimore Daily Record
June 8, 2015
One Day
May 7, 2015
When you’re locked up, do you lose your right to learn?

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