August 15, 2011

Teach for America ranks Johns Hopkins on top contributors list

Teach for America has reported that nearly 8 percent of Johns Hopkins seniors applied last year to the program and that 25 of the 2011 graduates have joined the incoming corps. That number puts Johns Hopkins on the top contributors list for the first time, coming in tied at 14th for medium-sized colleges and universities.

In Teach for America’s 20-year history, more than 120 Johns Hopkins alumni have taught as corps members.

Teach for America participants commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and are seen as lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. The program recruits individuals from all academic majors and backgrounds who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance and leadership. More than 48,000 individuals applied for positions this year.