Seven MHC alumnae join Teach for America’s corps this fall.

A Teach for America volunteer. Photo by Mario Anzuoni.

Teach for America (TFA) has recognized Mount Holyoke College as one of the top small colleges whose alumni/ae have joined its volunteer teacher corps this year. 

Seven Mount Holyoke alumnae are among the 4,100 individuals new to the organization. This group is among the most diverse in its 25-year history, according to the TFA.

Two-thirds of TFA’s new corps members graduated in 2015 and one-third of them have professional experience. They represent more than 830 colleges and universities.

TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit to spending two years teaching at—and creating change in—under-resourced urban and rural public schools. Teach for America’s total leadership force is now 50,000 strong, working in classrooms in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

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