11 Members of Class of 2013 Participaing
For the past six years, Colorado College has been in a leader among colleges and universities whose graduates have joined Teach For America. This year CC placed 15th among schools its size (tied with Claremont McKenna College), with 11 members of the Class of 2013 joining the organization. Additionally, about 10 percent of CC’s graduating seniors applied to Teach For America's 2013 corps. In total, 138 Colorado College alumni have taught as corps members throughout Teach For America’s 23-year history.
Contributing colleges and universities are broken down by size. University of Texas at Austin, with 73 graduates joining the 2013 corps, is the top contributor among large schools, defined as those with 10,000 or more undergraduates. Harvard University and Vanderbilt University, each with 45 members of the Class of 2013 joining the organization, lead the way among medium schools, those with 3,000 to 9,999 undergraduates. Spelman College, with 27 graduates participating, is the leader among small schools, those with 2,999 or fewer undergraduates. Colorado College is in the small school category.
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunities for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools. This fall, more than 11,000 corps members will be teaching in 48 urban and rural regions that span 35 states and the District of Columbia.