Stories

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - St. Louis community.

 

One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
March 30, 2018
Five alums in local government tell all about their cities (and one tiny town).
Students & Communities
By Laura Zingg
March 19, 2018
Samantha Lurie (St. Louis ’08) launched the Show Me Costa Rica program to give her 9th graders an opportunity to see the world. Now in its sixth year, the program is spreading to other nearby St. Louis schools.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
February 1, 2018
This Black History Month, we’re acknowledging Black leaders in the Teach For America network who are stepping up to expand opportunities for students in our highest-need communities.
Inside TFA
January 22, 2018
Warren Morgan, Executive Director of Teach For America-St. Louis, reflects on the state of the education system in our city and the collective strength of our partners that will lead towards all children in St. Louis having the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Alumni
Inside TFA
October 27, 2017
This year, 32 new corps members began teaching in St. Louis, joining 25 second year corps members, and over 500 alumni working in a variety of sectors, all committed to our movement for educational equity.
One Day
August 31, 2017
Michelle Kuo returned to the Delta after law school to help a former student in crisis. She spoke with Arkansas native Eric Dailey about leaving, returning, and the power of two people reading together.
Alumni
June 1, 2017
Andrea Woods (Phoenix, ’09) is a recent recipient of the 2017 PBS Digital Innovators Award representing the state of Missouri for her integration of technology in the classroom.
Alumni
May 3, 2017
From one Alumni to another, Colette Owens (STL '04) shares a Thank you to our Alumni Donors who participated in the Alumni Giving Challenge.
Alumni
December 19, 2016
Aaron Massey (St. Louis '10) is living his lifelong dream of opening a school in the community where he was raised.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
October 25, 2016
A four-part look at how educators are making every space safe for students, with close-ups on Orlando, New York, and an evolution within Teach For America.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 16, 2016
When diverse kids learn peacekeeping with academic rigor, will they save the world?
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 1, 2016
In St. Louis, a growing maker network gives students the tools to invent the future.
One Day
By Keesa McKoy
March 8, 2016
Whatever characteristics combine to produce mighty teachers—persistence, belief, long-term commitment to a goal—that formula seems to produce another kind of professional as well: entrepreneurs.
One Day
By Ting Yu
September 27, 2015
The Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership honors alumni whose work has led to transformational change in the past year.