Our Work in Rhode Island
Rhode Island's achievement gap may be a surprise to people - while our state has a 77% high school graduation rate, above the national average, there is a 23-point difference between the graduation rate of high-income students (89%) and low-income students (66%). Since we began placing Corps Members here in 2010, Teach For America • Rhode Island has been working to bring great leaders to the Ocean State to directly address this achievement gap in classrooms every day.
For the 2012-2013 school year, we will welcome another 30 new corps members to the region. These corps members continue to set high expectations in the classroom while becoming part of the fabric of the region. Help us bring more teachers to Rhode Island to continue the fight against educational inequity!
Our Goal: Help Us Raise $5,000 - and Double Your Impact!
Thanks to a gift from an anonymous national donor, if we can mobilize our supporters to raise $5,000 - enough to sponsor just one teacher - we will be matched with another $5,000 for a total of $10,000. Help us double our impact in Rhode Island!
About Teach For America
Teach For America is a national nonprofit focused on eliminating educational inequality by enlisting our nation's most promising emerging leaders in the effort. We select and train outstanding recent college graduates and professionals, who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and go on to become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity for all children.