Teach for America lists its core values as the relentless pursuit of results, sense of possibility, disciplined thought, respect and humility and integrity. For 10 University of San Diego students about to graduate and join Teach for America, these core values should simply be an extension of their four years at USD.
Teach for America, a wildly popular program that places college graduates in classrooms across the nation, received more than 46,000 applicants this year for 4,500 positions. These recent graduates will teach in some of the poorest school districts across the nation and become teachers and mentors to some of the country’s neediest students.
“Teach for America looks for leaders with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills who are devoted to ending the educational achievement gap,” said Kasey Kobs, a counselor with USD’s Career Services. “USD students, with their liberal arts foundation and focus on social justice issues, are a natural fit for TFA.” (Full Story Inside USD)