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

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Alumni In the Region

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Year Partnership Established

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Our Impact

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Top Stories

One Day
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
Education & Issues
June 7, 2017
Meet the student- and teacher-led literary-arts magazine connecting inner-city youth in Baltimore.
Alumni
June 5, 2017
We are very proud in Chicago that one of our alumni, Marquett Burton (Baltimore ’09), is a finalist for this year’s Social Innovation Award.
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.
Students & Communities
March 29, 2017
Jason Wiser (Baltimore ’95) and his daughter's educational card game has caught the attention of one of the biggest toy companies. Read how Teach For America set him on his career path.
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
Inside TFA
July 6, 2016
To help develop corps members capable of educating and empowering their students, the Baltimore regional team has been focusing on a critical aspect of their coaching and training.
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.

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