Fourteen Lafayette graduates joined Teach for America’s corps this year, placing Lafayette fifth among the top 20 small colleges and universities with the greatest number of participants in 2013-14.
During the organization’s 24-year history, 55 Lafayette alumni have been selected to serve as corps members. Some of these include Jillian Gaeta ’07, Danielle Bero ’07, Nate Parker ’08, Stefanie Mircovich ’10, Kristen Tyler ’10, and Alyssa Smith ’11. Brad Bormann ’14 has earned early acceptance into the program.
Founded in 1990, Teach for America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. More than 11,000 corps members are teaching in 48 urban and rural regions across the country, and nearly 32,000 alumni continue as advocates.
Members are selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, perseverance, leadership, commitment to educational equity, and a deep respect for diverse experiences and backgrounds.