Stories

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

 

 

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
Alumni
April 11, 2017
Sara Hernandez (LA, ’05) credits her time in classroom for inspiring her bid for Congress
One Day
By Susan Brenna
February 6, 2017
Amidst uncertainty caused by the travel ban, Books Not Bombs advocates for Syria’s “lost generation.”
One Day
By Susan Brenna
December 6, 2016
Danny Herrera's path has come full circle after leaving his job as a principal to become the assistant principal at his alma mater.
One Day
By Keesa McKoy
September 22, 2016
Kelly and Alicen Bartle share that in a successful relationship “you can be right or you can be happy”—except when it comes to processed sugar.
Students & Communities
By Manny Macias
August 23, 2016
Manny Macias (Los Angeles '13) overcame difficult childhood circumstances to graduate from UCLA. Now he's back in his hometown, utilizing the power of collective change to help a new generation of leaders reach higher education.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
July 18, 2016
Amy Vaillancourt (Los Angeles '14) and the Sex Squad at Fremont High School are changing the way students learn about a traditionally sensitive subject.
One Day
By Carl Finer
June 28, 2016
See how the founder of L.A. Compost works with students to create soil—and build community—in his hometown.
Inside TFA
By Lida Jennings
June 22, 2016
The new nonprofit Great Public Schools Now seeks to accelerate the growth of high-quality schools in Los Angeles’s low-income communities. Teach For America–Los Angeles’s Lida Jennings explains how corps members and alumni are key to this effort.