Steve Mandel, recent Teach for America board chair, on Wednesday will give a talk discussing the organization’s unique approach to educating children from urban and rural low income communities. Mandel will speak at a meeting of the Darien Men’s Association from about 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Darien Community Association. — an announcement from the Darien Men’s Association
Teach for America
Teach For America is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.”
The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as “corps members,” commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves. TFA was founded by Wendy Kopp based on her 1989 Princeton University undergraduate thesis.