Teach For America South Carolina

For the past decade, we worked intentionally to increase the pipeline of qualified teachers, close the opportunity gap, and transform student outcomes at schools where needs are greatest.

Learn more about our collective impact at bit.ly/ImpactSpotlights.

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Timeline Photos 06/29/2021

TFASC is proud to welcome two new advisory board members: Julio Hernandez and Jamie Wardrup!

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Julio is the Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Executive Director for Hispanic Outreach at @ClemsonUniv.

As a 20-year veteran of the voluntary insurance business, Jamie serves as the Director of Premier Broker Sales on @AflacDuck’s National Broker Strategy team.

Both Julio and Jamie will provide support and strategic counsel on TFASC’s intentional work toward educational excellence and equity for all students. To learn more about our advisory board members, visit tfasc.org/who-we-are/advisory-board. #TFASCturns10 #EducationalEquity

TFASC is proud to welcome two new advisory board members: Julio Hernandez and Jamie Wardrup!

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Julio is the Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Executive Director for Hispanic Outreach at @ClemsonUniv.

As a 20-year veteran of the voluntary insurance business, Jamie serves as the Director of Premier Broker Sales on @AflacDuck’s National Broker Strategy team.

Both Julio and Jamie will provide support and strategic counsel on TFASC’s intentional work toward educational excellence and equity for all students. To learn more about our advisory board members, visit tfasc.org/who-we-are/advisory-board. #TFASCturns10 #EducationalEquity

06/16/2021

Thank you to the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina for their support and partnership – together, we are creating a South Carolina where every student, no matter their race or zip code, has access to an excellent education. Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

Thank you to the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina for their support and partnership – together, we are creating a South Carolina where every student, no matter their race or zip code, has access to an excellent education. Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina

06/14/2021

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are excited to announce our new campaign, “10 Years of Intentionality!” Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we will recognize the teachers, alumni, partners, and supporters who made our impact possible over the past 10 years. We will also ask critical questions on how to amplify our impact over the next 10 years – reaching more students and communities in need.

To kick off the campaign, we launched a new website at tfasc.org if you’d like to take a look. In the academic year ahead, we will publish spotlight stories, an annual report, and a white paper, and we will host the Reimagining Education Roundtable and Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration Events.

Visit https://tfasc.org/get-involved/support/ to learn how you can support our teachers and alumni who are working intentionally to expand opportunity and access for all students. Join the anniversary campaign conversation at #TFASCturns10.

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are excited to announce our new campaign, “10 Years of Intentionality!” Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we will recognize the teachers, alumni, partners, and supporters who made our impact possible over the past 10 years. We will also ask critical questions on how to amplify our impact over the next 10 years – reaching more students and communities in need.

To kick off the campaign, we launched a new website at tfasc.org if you’d like to take a look. In the academic year ahead, we will publish spotlight stories, an annual report, and a white paper, and we will host the Reimagining Education Roundtable and Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration Events.

Visit https://tfasc.org/get-involved/support/ to learn how you can support our teachers and alumni who are working intentionally to expand opportunity and access for all students. Join the anniversary campaign conversation at #TFASCturns10.

05/06/2021

#ThankYouTeachers #teacherappreciationweek

#ThankYouTeachers #teacherappreciationweek

04/01/2021

Congrats to Gariel Pierce, for recently being named the Teacher of the Year at Main Street Elementary School in Arts and Leadership in Lake City. Gariel came to Lake City from Illinois after she joined Teach for America.

Congrats to Gariel Pierce, for recently being named the Teacher of the Year at Main Street Elementary School in Arts and Leadership in Lake City. Gariel came to Lake City from Illinois after she joined Teach for America.

03/25/2021

Huge shout out to Madeline Brawley for being named Colleton County High School Teacher of the Year! Madeline started with TFA in 2016 and has been making an impact on the lives of young people in South Carolina ever since!

Huge shout out to Madeline Brawley for being named Colleton County High School Teacher of the Year! Madeline started with TFA in 2016 and has been making an impact on the lives of young people in South Carolina ever since!

03/24/2021

The reality that we work to improve day in and day out.

The reality that we work to improve day in and day out.

03/18/2021

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, especially at a time when violence against the Asian community continues to rise. We must continue to denounce xenophobia and white supremacy in all its forms. #stopasianhate

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, especially at a time when violence against the Asian community continues to rise. We must continue to denounce xenophobia and white supremacy in all its forms. #stopasianhate

03/17/2021

TFASC welcomes new board member, Katherine Holba! She currently works as the Field Marketing Manager for Volvo Cars USA’s Southern Region based in Ridgeville, South Carolina. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team as we continue to work toward educational equity in South Carolina!

TFASC welcomes new board member, Katherine Holba! She currently works as the Field Marketing Manager for Volvo Cars USA’s Southern Region based in Ridgeville, South Carolina. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team as we continue to work toward educational equity in South Carolina!

03/11/2021

#AmeriThanks on this #ThankfulThursday of #AmeriCorpsWeek

Thank you to our incredible #AmeriCorps members at TFA-SC, who have stepped up tremendously in this unprecedented time to do #whateverittakes for the students of South Carolina! Your courage, commitment, and selflessness did not go unnoticed. Sending you all of the #AmeriThanks, this #ThankfulThursday Teach For AmericaAmeriCorpsAmeriCorps SC

We Are AmeriCorps 03/09/2021

We Are AmeriCorps

Happy #AmeriCorpsWeek! Let’s celebrate 270K+ AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers united in #nationalservice each year to #getthingsdone America. Get started at bit.ly/AmeriCorpsWeek2021 to find 3 easy ways to join the fun. #WeAreAmeriCorps Teach For America Teach For America South Carolina AmeriCorps SC AmeriCorps

We Are AmeriCorps Each year, AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers unite in service to help solve our nation’s greatest challenges. Together, they represent th...

Photos from Teach For America South Carolina's post 02/25/2021

TFASC Spotlights Mr. Rae Whitely for all the great work he's doing at Legacy Early College

02/24/2021
02/23/2021

Matilda Evans, M.D, was the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina and an advocate for improved health care for African Americans, particularly children.

Matilda Evans, M.D, was the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina and an advocate for improved health care for African Americans, particularly children.

02/22/2021

Shout out to all our teachers who work hard for our students every day!

Shout out to all our teachers who work hard for our students every day!

Teach For America South Carolina updated their website address. 02/19/2021

Teach For America South Carolina updated their website address.

Teach For America South Carolina updated their website address.

02/19/2021

Teach for America works hard to provide the supports necessary to help teachers in their first two years in the classroom. In 2019, TFASC teachers left roughly 50% less than the national average.

Teach for America works hard to provide the supports necessary to help teachers in their first two years in the classroom. In 2019, TFASC teachers left roughly 50% less than the national average.

02/18/2021

Born in South Carolina, Mary Mcleod Bethune was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist. Join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of Black leaders who helped pave the way for our futures. #TheFutureLooksBlack

Born in South Carolina, Mary Mcleod Bethune was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist. Join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of Black leaders who helped pave the way for our futures. #TheFutureLooksBlack

02/17/2021

TFASC is excited to launch the application for the 2021 cohort of the Second Tour Fellowship! The Second Tour Fellowship is a two-year commitment that enables Teach For America alumni to commit to two additional years in classrooms across the state and provides a unique opportunity for them to expand their skills through targeted professional development.
Program one-pager: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uRZrz2tYJwp2YrVoSZWasU4gh-cTnAVT/view
Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmSGTGdNe9rGQk6rvxNFuyuxY39J2TK-0XakmC8HtgSFc_YA/viewform

TFASC is excited to launch the application for the 2021 cohort of the Second Tour Fellowship! The Second Tour Fellowship is a two-year commitment that enables Teach For America alumni to commit to two additional years in classrooms across the state and provides a unique opportunity for them to expand their skills through targeted professional development.
Program one-pager: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uRZrz2tYJwp2YrVoSZWasU4gh-cTnAVT/view
Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmSGTGdNe9rGQk6rvxNFuyuxY39J2TK-0XakmC8HtgSFc_YA/viewform

02/16/2021

Education is the key to shaping Black futures—leading to better jobs, increased incomes, and access to quality health care. Long before the COVID-19 crisis, our education system failed to meet its promise to all children. We must act now to fix it. #TheFutureLooksBlack

Education is the key to shaping Black futures—leading to better jobs, increased incomes, and access to quality health care. Long before the COVID-19 crisis, our education system failed to meet its promise to all children. We must act now to fix it. #TheFutureLooksBlack

Photos from Teach For America South Carolina's post 01/23/2021

Hats off to our SC corps members for showing up with lots of energy and joy for the #VirtualEdition of the MLK Jr Day of Service! Each corps member and staff member wrote 2-4 personalized letters of gratitude to the local essential workers who have supported us all through this pandemic. #MLKDay #MLKDayON @americorpssc @americorps

01/08/2021
12/01/2020

12 Days of Impact: Day 1

Today launches our 12 Days of Impact, a 12 day virtual celebration of our teachers to thank them for the impact of their work so far this school year. Each day, we will surprise our teachers with a different message, gift, or acknowledgement. Today, on the FIRST day of IMPACT, our Executive Director, Troy D. Evans, kicks off the 12 Days of Impact with a special message to our corps. Enjoy and thank you for the relentless dedication and courage you have shown inside and outside the classroom in a year like no other.

12/01/2020

Year of Learning

#GivingTuesday So many are calling this the year of lost learning—but not us. We won’t let this year be lost, because our kids are too important. The reality is this is an incredibly difficult year for students, families, and teachers. But it cannot be a lost year. We are doing everything in our power to ensure students are engaged and learning this school year. Otherwise, we are at risk of leaving an entire generation behind. Donate now: https://fundraise.teachforamerica.org/give/305774/#!/donation/checkout

12/01/2020

Teach For America South Carolina's cover photo

12/01/2020

180 TFASC teachers are showing up for kids all across South Carolina in unprecedented ways and have been since school buildings closed in March. From delivering school work to kids to providing their families with the food they need to engaging students in new and creative ways, our network has been committed to getting students the resources and support they require.

Donate Here:

https://fundraise.teachforamerica.org/give/305774/#!/donation/checkout

10/13/2020

The demand is growing, we're here to help. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn how! https://mailchi.mp/teachforamerica/tfasc

10/07/2020

Shoutout to Joey Florez who is teaching at Colleton County High School! To continue reading about this great teacher and other teachers in South Carolina, subscribe to our newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/teachforamerica/tfasc

10/05/2020

Got a chance to talk with Dean Pedersen from University of South Carolina . For more information on what the leaders in South Carolina's education world are saying, subscribe to our newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/teachforamerica/tfasc

teachforamerica.org 07/08/2020

Alum-Recommended Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List | Teach For America

We’re all spending more time than usual at home during this atypical summer—what better time to dive into some good books? Enjoy these informative, entertaining titles.

teachforamerica.org We’re all spending more time than usual at home during this atypical summer—what better time to dive into some good books? Enjoy these informative, entertaining titles.

teachforamerica.org 06/29/2020

I See Me: Representation of LGBTQ+ Teachers in the Classroom | Teach For America

"Unfortunately, far too many students who identify as LGBTQ+ report that they do not feel safe at school because of their sexual orientation or gender expression. These students are at higher risk for missing days of school, dropping out, and experiencing serious mental health issues."

teachforamerica.org For Pride Month LGBTQ+ educators share why an equitable education must include increasing visibility and support for LGBTQ+ students and teachers.

06/23/2020

Teach For America

WATCH: Act To Change's #PrideConvos, a conversation about the connection between Pride and #BlackLivesMatter, and all things good about our communities coming together in unity.

#ActToChange #PrideMonth

islandconnectionnews.com 06/23/2020

New Leader - The Island Connection

A huge congrats to TFA alumna Anna Mims! She just became principal at Mt. Zion Elementary School in Charleston County.

islandconnectionnews.com By Erica Taylor for the Island Connection The Charleston County School District has announced that Anna Mims is the new principal at Mt. Zion Elementary School. She has served as the district’s professional development coordinator for the past two years. Mims entered the field of education in 2004...

teachforamerica.org 06/19/2020

Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 | Teach For America

teachforamerica.org Get ideas and explore resources to help commemorate Juneteenth in the classroom with lesson plans, books, and more resources.

teachforamerica.org 06/12/2020

Standing Together for Our Students | Teach For America

teachforamerica.org Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard reflects on the difficult moment our country faces and shares resources and supports as we stand together for our students.

How Change Happens

Teach For America is a collective force of educators and leaders who are expanding opportunity for all children. We are committed to creating an education system that lets every child reach their potential. But where do we start?

We start when a new teacher walks into a classroom. Let’s say that teacher is you. You are anxious. This may be the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

But you know this: Education is perhaps the greatest purpose there is, because everything else—opportunity, progress, freedom—begins with education.

Videos (show all)

12 Days of Impact: Day 1
Welcome to alumnihood, 2018 corps!
We caught up with Nate Robinson, a 2019 CM. His scholars, their parents and his school are on his mind. “We all just nee...
Quarantine Check-in: Mr. Hammer
We caught up with Katherine Edmondson, a 2019 CM, to see how everything is going. Here’s what her community did for thei...
Return On Education Campaign
Alumni Profile: Quenton Martin
Alumni Profile: Leilani Worrell
A Night At the Ballpark: Graduation Celebration
Alumni Profile: Sarah Campbell
Executive director Troy D. Evans welcomes our 2019 corps to South Carolina. #tfa2019 #welcomehome
Our team throwing the first pitch at this week’s Charleston RiverDogs game. We told our students we weren’t going on the...

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1691 Turnbull Ave
Charleston, SC
29405-1944

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We recruit outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and career changers who commit to teach at least two years in South Carolina high-need and rural areas and become lifelong leaders in pursuing educational excellence. As alumni, they are a powerful force of leaders who act on the conviction and insight they gain from their teaching experience, working in education and all other sectors to effect the fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.
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