Ten members of the Holy Cross Class of 2010 have joined Teach for America, a program that trains top students of all academic majors to teach in low-income communities. Holy Cross ranks 13th among small colleges (2,999 or fewer students) contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the teaching corps.
Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools, and become leaders in the pursuit of educational equality.
During the 2009-10 academic year, Teach For America received a record 46,000 applications from graduating seniors, graduate students and professionals. With a 12 percent acceptance rate, more than 4,500 new corps members started teaching in schools across the country this fall. The 2010 corps earned an average GPA of 3.6 and 89 percent have significant leadership experience.
In the last five years, a total of 56 Holy Cross graduating seniors, attracted by a commitment to public service, have joined Teach For America.
By Mary Moczula ’11
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