Teach For America Memphis – Efforts to Transform Education

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Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Chris Coleman, Executive Director of Teach For America Memphis, who shares some of his background and story as an educator, and highlights the organization’s mission and efforts to “find, develop, and support equity-oriented leaders – individually and in teams – so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the classroom.”

Teach For America is a leadership development organization for those who want to co-create a more just world alongside young people in their communities. The organization today is a network of nearly 70,000 leaders who started in the classroom and remain in lifelong pursuit of the vision that one day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

During the interview, Chris talks about their programs and how they create and track success nationally and locally. He discusses the importance of connecting teachers to the community and how that plays a critical role in recruiting and retaining top talent. He also covers some of the ways the organization has innovated over the last few years and helped teachers adapt to changing dynamics in education, and how the community can support their efforts.

Visit www.teachforamerica.org to learn more.

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