Fourteen Holy Cross Graduates Join Teach For America

September 17th, 2013 by 


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For the fifth year in a row, the College of the Holy Cross is a top contributor to Teach For America, a nonprofit organization that sends graduating seniors into urban and rural classrooms across the nation. With 14 members of the class of 2013 having recently joined the program, the College ranks fifth among small colleges and universities.

Founded in 1990, Teach For America is a corps of outstanding students who pledge to teach for two years in under-resourced schools with the hopes that they will become leaders of educational equality in the future. This year, the corps is comprised of a record-breaking 10,000 members teaching in 46 urban and rural areas nationwide.

Admission to Teach For America is highly selective, as the organization recruits on more than 600 campuses, seeking student leaders from diverse academic, racial, and economic backgrounds.

According to Amy Murphy, director of the College’s Career Planning Center, Teach for America is once again the leading employer for recent Holy Cross graduates.

“At Holy Cross, our students are challenged to identify where their gifts, talents and passions can be in service to others,” said Murphy. “So many of our students want to be agents for change in their communities, in our country and in the world.  Teaching in our country’s most under-resourced schools and educating our nation’s most at-risk students is one way in which our students can be those agents for positive change.”

In Teach For America’s history of 22 years, more than 150 Holy Cross alumni have joined the corps.

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