Boston College was listed as one of the top 20 medium-sized schools contributing to Teach For America’s 2015 teaching corps, according to a report recently released by Teach for America.
With 19 graduates working for Teach for America, Boston College came in at number 10 on the list of medium schools. The report, which was divided into large schools, 10000 or more undergraduates, medium schools, 3000 to 9999 undergraduates, and small schools, 2999 or fewer undergraduates, showcased the 63 colleges and universities that topped Teach For America’s list of most alumni joining the 2015 corps.
With the mission to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence,” Teach For America, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989, recruits promising recent college graduates to teach for two years in low-income communities.
By providing corps members with training on the practices of great teachers and leaders, Teach For America hopes that corps members will be able to dramatically improve the opportunities available to their students. In doing so, Teach For America seeks not only to improve the lives of the students, but also to produce leaders who are well-equipped to tackle the issue of educational inequity.
On the overall list, Boston College ranked number 31, with the University of California, Los Angeles coming in at number one with 65 graduates.