Teach for America Ohio, with Fundación MAPFRE's backing, works to ensure that a child's educational opportunities are not determined by a zip code, the color of their skin or their family income.
The organization aims to ensure that one day all children in the southeast of Ohio have access to an excellent education. Since 2012, 140 members have impacted 12,000 students from marginalized backgrounds.
The organization believes that schools are the key to effecting real change in the lives of children growing up in poverty. To achieve this, TFA collaborates with schools in areas where members of the organization are working as teachers and even principals.
The project provides support strategies for teachers, including recruitment, developing leadership skills and coordination activities.
Teach for America was founded in 1990 and works in schools throughout the United States. Since it began, they have formed a community of 53,000 leaders who have confirmed that education can indeed change lives.