Teach For America—Miami-Dade Receives Grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation

$5,000 Grant Aims To Support Education in Miami-Dade

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Miami, August 1, 2017—The Coral Gables Community Foundation has contributed a grant to Teach For America—Miami-Dade in the amount of $5,000. The funds will support the organization’s work improving education and strengthening talent in Miami-Dade in partnership with communities.

Each year, Teach For America recruits promising leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences to make a lifelong commitment that begins with two years teaching in Miami-Dade’s highest need schools, partnering with children and families most acutely impacted by educational equity.  Through classroom teaching and a continuum of support, they develop the skills and mindsets necessary to create systems change. As alumni, they go on to work at every level, from the classroom to non-profits, to community leadership, to make education more effective for all students.

“We are seeing such incredible progress in Miami, in large part due to committed partners, like the Coral Gables Community Foundation,” said Samantha Hoare, executive director of Teach For America—Miami-Dade. “We are grateful for their support, which allows us to continue contributing leadership to our city’s growing network of change-makers and expanding educational opportunities for the students in our community.”

“The Coral Gables Community Foundation is pleased to support Teach For America in improving the community,” said Mary Snow, Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “With education being one of our focus areas, the Foundation strives to give the students in our community the opportunities they deserve, and we are proud to help other organizations do the same.”

Teach For America has been a community partner in Miami-Dade County since 2003. At nearly 650 strong, Teach For America—Miami-Dade’s network includes 515 alumni living and working in South Florida. Of them, over 75 percent pursued careers in education; nearly 10 percent pursued careers in law, business, government or health/medicine; and approximately 15 percent pursued careers in the non-profit sector. 

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Some 6,900 corps members are teaching today in 53 urban and rural regions across the country. They join a Teach For America community that is 53,000 strong, working across every sector to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Coral Gables Community Foundation

Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the community. For more than 25 years, The Foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables while effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to "The City Beautiful." For more information, please visit www.gablesfoundation.org

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