About New Jersey

We started 25 years ago with 24 corps members and a single goal: build a future where every child in New Jersey receives the education they need to fulfill their potential.

Today, our network of 1,400 corps members and alumni drive change for low-income students across our state. Corps members and alumni teach in our classrooms, lead our schools, advocate for fair education policies, and work with community-based organizations.

  • Our alumni lead 17 of the 23 highest performing schools in Newark.
  • Our teachers and school leaders impact the lives of almost every Camden public school student.
  • We stay dedicated to this mission of educational equity in NJ. 85 percent of our corps members stay working in education or related fields that deeply impact opportunities for students.

We believe in bringing talented and dedicated individuals into this work, supporting them as they lead their students in the classroom, and connecting them to a network in NJ working to expand educational opportunities from every direction. Change is happening here and we won't stop until all kids in this state receive the education that prepares them to pursue their dreams.


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Message From our Executive Director


“If you want to go fast, go alone – if you want to go far, go together”

-African Proverb

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Teach For America – New Jersey believes that the mantra “it takes a village” has to be something that is truly lived. We are working collaboratively with many organizations, community leaders and residents across Newark, Camden and Passaic to improve the lives of our students. Every teacher that we bring into our Corps is charged with living this mantra. - Tia Morris, Executive Director, Teach For America New Jersey

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