Stories

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

 

 

One Day
May 25, 2017
Students working construction for school credit and scholarships. An app to save college students before they drop out. A project to hack school. See what’s on these entrepreneurs’ drawing boards.
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
February 6, 2017
Amidst uncertainty caused by the travel ban, Books Not Bombs advocates for Syria’s “lost generation.”
One Day
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
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
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
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
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
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.
One Day
December 16, 2015
Six former students of corps members talk about their success and the people who made it possible.
Students & Communities
October 22, 2015
The principal of Manual Arts High School details the success of a community effort, including Teach For America corps members and alumni, to turn around the historic Los Angeles school.