Illinois ranks among top contributors to Teach For America's 2013 corps

Teach For America released its sixth annual ranking of the schools contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to its 2013 teaching corps, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top 20 large colleges and universities.

For the past six years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has ranked among the top contributing colleges and universities of its size. This year it ranks seventh, rising two spots from last year and contributing 56 graduates to the incoming corps. Approximately four percent of Illinois’ graduating seniors applied to Teach For America's 2013 corps. Throughout Teach For America’s 23-year history, 505 Illinois alumni have taught as corps members. 

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. This fall, more than 11,000 corps members will be teaching in 48 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 32,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education.

You can view the full list of top contributors here.




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