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What We Do

Around the world, Teach For All network partners are developing leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children can fulfill their potential.

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Millions of children lack the education, support, and opportunity they need to thrive.

The obstacles they face—poverty, hunger, discrimination, trauma, and school systems that do not provide them with the education they need—are overwhelming. And when millions of children aren’t learning, it affects us all—perpetuating poverty, dividing societies, and weakening economies

All Children Deserve:

  • Services that support healthy development
  • Education systems designed to meet diverse needs
  • Advocates who challenge the injustices they face
  • The tools to navigate—and lead—the world they'll inherit

 

 

To change the status quo for children, we need leadership

Meaningful, sustainable change requires leaders who are rooted in their local culture, challenges, and opportunities and who believe in the potential of children and their communities. Teach For All is developing collective leadership to improve education and expand opportunity for all children, so they can shape a better future for themselves and the world around them.

Recruit & Place Participants

  • Our partners call on a generation of future leaders with diverse academic, professional, and personal backgrounds to commit their talent and energy to expanding opportunity for children
  • Participants are placed as teachers for at least two years within schools in disadvantaged communities
  • Partners strive to recruit and develop local leaders who have themselves experienced the inequities they’re addressing

Support & Develop Teachers

  • Network partners build deep partnerships with the schools in which participants teach, as well as local leaders, families, and other stakeholders. They work to collaboratively develop visions for student success that are rooted in the aspirations, challenges, and opportunities of the local community and informed by their own beliefs and values
  • Through training and ongoing coaching, participants develop the mindsets, skills, and knowledge they need to be successful teachers within their communities  
  • Participants foster the leadership of their students, helping to develop the next generation of local change agents
  • Through the foundational experience of teaching, participants recognize what they and their students can accomplish, becoming strong leaders of successful classrooms and determined advocates for their students

Cultivate Collective Leadership

  • To accelerate progress towards the local vision for student success, network partners invest in the support and development of alumni as they pursue specific pathways and foster collective reflection and learning among them
  • Network partners and their teachers and alumni cultivate relationships with members of the communities in which they work to reflect on local progress and challenges, collaborate, and develop a shared vision 
  • Informed by their experiences, network alumni go on to become career teachers, school and district leaders, policymakers, advocates, and entrepreneurs who work together with many others to change systems and disrupt the status quo for children in disadvantaged communities

Innovate & Share Solutions

  • Through engaging with the global network, local leaders gain exposure to new ideas and possibilities by connecting with peers around the world who are addressing the same challenges
  • The global organization facilitates these connections and spreads key learnings across the network, through conferences and events, regional specialists, an online resource-sharing platform, and communities of practice for staff and alumni

Commnities Supporting Children to Thrive

  • We envision whole communities across the globe making significant progress toward overcoming the challenges to education and opportunity facing their children
  • Network partners work towards this aim by building deep relationships within the communities where they work and pursuing together locally-rooted visions for student success
  • By sharing diverse learnings and perspectives from across the network, Teach For All contributes to the global conversation around ensuring all children are able to fulfill their potential

A Locally-Rooted, Globally Informed Network

Strong, independent organizations
innovating in diverse contexts
A global organization
sharing solutions to accelerate impact
A thriving network
ensuring all children fulfill their potential

Community Impact

Many alumni of Teach For All partners go on to become veteran educators—while others continue to challenge inequity outside of the classroom. Informed by their experience as teachers, network alumni become school and district leaders, policymakers, advocates, and entrepreneurs who work together with many others to reshape the systems that leave so many children behind.

87%

of Teach First Israel alumni are currently teachers

53

of Enseña Perú’s 244 alumni are employed by the Ministry of Education

180+

Teach For India alumni are working to improve teacher training across India

600+

network alumni have launched social enterprises in their countries

Classroom Impact

Network partners begin cultivating leadership by calling on their countries’ diverse  graduates and professionals to commit at least two years to teach in the schools and communities where they’re needed most. Through ongoing training and development, these teachers become strong classroom leaders and determined advocates for their students, who understand the complex challenges facing economically disadvantaged communities and believe that overcoming these obstacles is possible.

 

Teach For All's Global Organization

Teach For All's global organization provides a platform that enables network partners to connect with and learn from each other, accelerating their individual and collective impact.

Fostering Network Growth

In regions around the world, we build awareness of the relevance and impact of our approach to expanding opportunity for children among promising social entrepreneurs and potential supporters and collaborators. We work with emerging entrepreneurs as they develop an understanding of Teach For All’s unifying approach and consider how to adapt it to their countries, gain strategic clarity, and build local support for their programs.

Supporting Partner Scale, Impact, and Capacity

Once partners have joined the network, we support them in their efforts to achieve scale, foster student and participant learning and leadership, maximize the individual and collective impact of alumni, and build high-performing organizations. The global organization supports network partners through capturing and spreading learnings, facilitating connections among them, accessing global resources, and fostering the leadership development of partner staff, participants, and alumni.

Network Events

Teach For All facilitates opportunities for network partner staff to exchange ideas, and learn from best practices together. 

Annual Global Conference

The annual Global Conference brings the Teach For All community together to connect, learn, and celebrate with each other.

Global STEM Initiative

Teach For All’s Global STEM Initiative was established to increase the impact of STEM educators across the network.

Partner Learning Portal

The Partner Learning Portal is an online platform that accelerates the sharing of insights and resources across the global network.

Global Girls' Education Initiative

The Global Girls’ Education Initiative accelerates and amplifies the local impact of the network's girls’ education champions.

Building an Interconnected Global Community

We create for network students, teachers, alumni, staff and allies to learn from and support each other.

Global Innovation Hub

The Global Innovation Hub accelerates the leadership and impact of alumni innovators and helps network partners support them locally.

Communities of Practice

Teach For All’s Communities of Practice fuel learning and connectivity among the network's 50,000+ alumni leaders.

Research & Evaluation Fellowship

The Research & Evaluation Fellowship helps network partners make evidence-based decisions appropriate to their local contexts.

Operating a Global Learning Lab

We capture, synthesize, and share what we’re learning from within and beyond our network about creating transformational progress in classrooms and communities.

Influencing the Global Discussion

We elevate diverse experience from across the network to advocate within the broader global education community for equity and opportunity for children.