Teach For America is a program with which every college student should be familiar. They work in partnership with communities to expand the educational opportunities for children who face poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits college graduates for a two-year commitment to teach in high-need areas.
Recently, Boston College, where Francisco D’Agostino graduated with a BS in Economics and Finance, ranked 5th in the country among medium sized colleges and universities that contribute their alumni to Teach For America. In the 2014 teaching corps, there were 29 Boston College graduates and approximately 400 Boston College alumni have served in total in the program.
In the medium school category, Boston College was beat only by Howard University, Vanderbilt University, George Washington University and Harvard. The top five schools that contribute to Teach For America in the large school category were, in order, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Arizona State University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Southern California, and University of California-Los Angeles.
Certainly, alumni from these schools, like Francisco D’Agostino, have something to be proud of with these results. And Teach For America is certainly a program worth looking into for those graduating soon from college.