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Teach For America DFW is proud to announce a new giving campaign in conjunction with North Texas Giving Day to support teachers and students as they return to the classroom in the face of the ongoing, global COVID-19 pandemic. And, thanks to the generosity of Dallas residents Chris and Joe Popolo, gifts will be matched up to $50K until Sept. 17.

Teach for America DFW is asking North Texans to consider supporting education in their community in two different ways - and the impacts of both gifts will be doubled through Sept. 17:

  • $25 helps sponsor a Teacher Technology Toolkit (including items such as a swivel camera that allows for teachers to assist multiple students both virtually and in-person simultaneously)

  • Every $50 sponsors an hour of Teacher COVID-Response Coaching

“The first 100 days of school is always the most critical to get students the resources they need to succeed,” said Rea Foster, Executive Director of Teach For America DFW. “This year, that need is even more urgent. We hope that with Teach For America DFW’s new giving campaign and thanks to the generosity of Chris and Joe Popolo, we are able to enable our teachers to continue to guide their students through these unprecedented times.”

Support educators and students at www.northtexasgivingday.org/TeachForAmerica

The pandemic is having significant effects on Dallas’ lowest-income students, who are experiencing the greatest learning losses. And, the education gaps that existed pre-pandemic are only being exacerbated. With 35-40% more teachers in the DFW Corps this year, Teach For America DFW’s teachers need more support and resources than ever to ensure students continue to learn and develop at the highest rates possible.

For more information about Teach for America DFW, please visit www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/dallas-fort-worth.

ABOUT TEACH FOR AMERICA DFW

Teach For America finds, develops and supports a diverse network of leaders dedicated to expanding access and opportunity for children. These leaders begin with a commitment of at least two years of teaching in an under-resourced public school. Informed and inspired by their students, TFA alumni continue to advocate for children from classrooms, schools and every field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. TFA was founded in the DFW region in 2009, and has since served more than 400,000 students and trained more than 1,700 teachers. For more information, please visit www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/dallas-fort-worth.

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