Teach For America
Teach For America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals of all academic majors, career interests, and professional backgrounds who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools for two years and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
Teach For America’s mission is to enlist our nation’s most promising students in the movement to eliminate educational inequality.
In the short run, Teach For America corps members work relentlessly to ensure that more students growing up today in our country’s lowest-income communities are given the educational opportunities they deserve. In the long run, Teach For America alumni are a powerful force working to affect the fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.
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The Ithaca Family Reading Partnership
The Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca is a non-profit community organization that promotes literacy. The Partnership is a broad-based, local coalition of individuals, businesses, schools, libraries, and other organizations which have joined forces to “create a culture of literacy” by promoting family reading practices throughout the Ithaca community.
Approximately 25% of Ithaca children enter school having never benefited from being read to. These children enter school at a major disadvantage. The Family Reading Partnership aims to create a culture of literacy in which all children have early, frequent, positive experiences with books as part of everyday life. The Partnership promotes reading and ensures that all families have access to quality children’s books.
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Lacrosse for Life
Lacrosse for life is a 501c3 whose mission is to provide year-round youth lacrosse and enrichment programs to the under-served communities of San Francisco. Lacrosse for Life believes that the student-athletes in its program learn self esteem and other important lessons by focusing on leadership, integrity, friendship, and education in a caring team environment.
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