Stories

Read the latest stories, news releases, and media coverage from the TFA Los Angeles community and learn more about our work.

 

 

One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
From a nun who uses Snapchat to connect with believers to a lawyer who fights for Muslims’ constitutional rights, these alums put faith at the center of all they do.
One Day
May 9, 2018
In L.A., an innovative mentorship program is helping first-generation college students jump the early hurdles.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 17, 2018
These alumni and global network leaders were named to the inaugural Obama Foundation Fellowship for their powerful work creating pathways of opportunity to improve our communities.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 9, 2018
The unique connections between students and Teach For America corps members that endure to this day.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
March 6, 2018
The former science teacher still digs science, too. Just don’t ask him about Snapchat.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 1, 2018
Joining Teach For America offers you a lifetime of professional support and opportunities to build a meaningful career.
Students & Communities
February 14, 2018
Homegrown in Watts, Ms. Urbano is Overhauling Special Education at her High School Alma Mater
Students & Communities
February 14, 2018
Ruby Urbano and Nicolas Garcia-Corona Say it Could be More College Graduations
Students & Communities
November 6, 2017
Rookies and veterans pair up to improve student achievement
Education & Issues
November 1, 2017
Miriam Gonzalez is part of the first suit filed by “Dreamers”
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 31, 2017
Follow the paths of four teachers who left the classroom for a different kind of wild, but with the same commitment to a brighter future.
Students & Communities
August 3, 2017
An Oklahoman moving out to California for a job? What is this the 1930s?
One Day
By Carl Finer
June 29, 2017
Meet the exceptional students of RISE High who are re-imagining what high school should look like.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
Inside TFA
May 31, 2017
Four changemakers in education show what is possible for all students
Alumni
May 10, 2017
From career educators and physicians to civil rights attorneys and entrepreneurs—Teach For America is a bold and diverse network made up of leaders from all walks and sectors. Voices of Change: A Leadership Series highlights some of the corps members and alumni who are tackling the systemic problems of inequity and partnering with others to make meaningful progress for kids and communities.
Students & Communities
April 28, 2017
Marisol Pineda Conde is Leading the Change in Los Angeles Schools