Teach For America - Kansas City

A national program, Teach For America places recent college graduates in urban and rural public schools in the nation's lowest income communities.


  • 510 talented teachers placed in Kansas City urban district and charter schools since 2008
  • 11,000 students reached yearly

In Kansas City, Teach For America works to close the academic achievement gap faced by low-income students in Kansas City’s district and charter schools by attracting, training, and retaining talented new teachers and leaders.

Since its launch in Kansas City in 2008, Teach For America has placed 511 teachers in the metro’s highest-need public schools to impact educational outcomes for nearly 75,000 students. 

Learn more about Teach for America in Kansas City.