Our Commitment to
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is at the heart of our work
As a network, Teach For All believes that fostering equity, diversity and inclusivity is key to achieving our 25-year vision. We believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address should guide and lead this work. At the global organization we value diverse experiences and are committed to cultivating a culture in which all staff members feel they belong, are valued for their contributions, and have an impact on our organization’s progress.
These beliefs inform Teach For All’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion:
- Representing the communities we work alongside
- Fostering a sense of belonging in all of our staff members
- Developing diversity, equity, and inclusion capabilities
- Ensuring our organization systems, processes and practices are rooted in equity & inclusion and reflecting as a whole organization on our DEI progress
What our staff members say about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Teach For All
“Everyone's intention and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is really high. You can see that at every level people truly believe and want to make significant progress in these areas”
“We are far ahead of other organizations in how we centre equity and we truly value inclusiveness”
“Our commitment to DEI is essential and I am glad it is becoming not just central to our internal discussions, but also the lens by which we consider all initiatives, engagements, and experiences”*
Representing the communities we seek to support
We believe that our work should be guided by those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address. While our network was founded by partner organizations in two countries — Teach For America (US) and Teach First (UK) — it now includes organizations in 60 countries on six continents. We believe that to be most effective, our global organization’s staff should be representative of this diversity. Teach For All has staff members based in over 20 countries in North, Central and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe representing over 40 nationalities and speaking over 35 languages.
We measure our diversity against metrics that reflect these aims, and are encouraged by the progress we have made.
Organization-wide reflections on DEI
We believe that the work to foster diversity, equity and inclusion is continuous and evolving. As an organization, we've explored many avenues to deeply integrate DEI principles into our ways of working, made significant progress, and continue to grow stronger in our commitment to ensuring equity. We regularly come together as an organization and within our teams to reflect on the progress we are making, review our priorities, and identify what more we can do.