Teach for America – Educating the Workforce in Tier 1 Counties

Teach for America
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to provide continued support for Teach for America’s efforts to recruit the most highly sought-after recent college graduates to commit to two years of teaching in rural Tier 1 counties located in eastern North Carolina. For 2008-2009, the project’s aim is for a minimum of 60 corps members to lead over 6,000 students in Tier 1 counties to meet rigorous goals for academic growth. Golden LEAF’s funds will be used to recruit, select, and train accomplished college graduates to teach in Halifax, Northampton, Vance and Warren and other Tier 1 counties in northeastern North Carolina and to provide ongoing professional development.

Ms. Erin Swanson Oschwald 324 Blackwell Street Bay 11 Durham, North Carolina 27701 (919) 597-7200
Areas Served:
Vance, Warren, Halifax, Northampton

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