Teach for America given $20 million grant to fund recruitment
August 02, 2013
Teachers have some of the toughest jobs in the United States - they have to make sure they're molding the minds of students, as well as prepare them for real world situations. To make sure students receive the proper focus they need, Teach for America hones in on everyone who needs extra help and provides additional instructors for a number of areas.
But, especially now that the economy is picking back up, the organization sometimes runs into issues regarding bringing new people in. With that in mind, the Walton Family Foundation recently announced it is giving Teach America a two-year, $20 million grant to catalyze recruitment and new training initiatives.
The money will go to instructors in nine of the group's bases. For instance, in the next two years, the Los Angeles office will be recruiting, training and developing the skills of 723 teachers, while the Detroit campus will be able to say the same for approximately 525 professionals.
This is not the only way the Walton Foundation has extended help to Teach for America recently. In June, the foundation gave a $4.3 million grant to the home bases working in the Mississippi Delta region in order to place more corps members in areas that need instructors most.
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