Teach For America–Miami-Dade Receives $10,000 Donation From Investor Solutions To Invest In Classrooms


Miami, September 12, 2016—Today Teach For America–Miami-Dade announced that the organization received a $10,000 gift from Investor Solutions, a company that has supported them in their educational efforts since 2010. The donation will support the organization’s work to recruit, train, and support diverse leaders to teach in Miami’s highest-need classrooms.

“We’re incredibly grateful for this support from Investor Solutions,” said Samantha Hoare, executive director of Teach For America – Miami Dade. “It takes a community of individuals, in classrooms and beyond, to make sure all of our students have equal educational opportunities. This donation directly translates into the significant impact we need to serve our communities.”

The team at Investor Solutions has supported Teach For America in their efforts to ensure every child has access to an excellent education for many years. Rob Gordon, Investor Solution’s Senior Financial Advisor, serves as a Teach For America board member, and Frank Armstrong, Investor Solution’s CEO, has long participated in Teach For America’s mentorship program, meeting with a cohort of corps members each year to give advice and best practices.

“There are so many lessons to be learned from Frank,” said teacher Brandon Alfred, “but what’s even more amazing is his desire to learn from the stories of [teachers] and our students. Frank strives to make us feel part of the broader Miami community.”

"Our relationship with Teach for America has grown over the years and extends far beyond the monetary gifts,” said Robert Gordon. “We strongly encourage Miami-Dade County companies to partner with our local schools to continue to build our awesome city!"

Teach For America has been a community partner in Miami and Dade County since 2003. This year, as Teach For America celebrates its 25th anniversary nationally, approximately 175 corps members lead high-need classrooms across the city, reaching over 11,000 students at 38 schools, and more than 450 Teach For America alumni are working throughout Miami to expand opportunities for children growing up in low-income communities.  

Photo captions (photo credit: Daniela Alzuru):

Photo 1 and Photo 2: Investor Solutions CEO Frank Armstrong addresses new group of teachers.

Photo 3: Excited for the new school year, Investor Solutions and Teach For America celebrate the donation.

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. Today, 8,600 corps members are teaching in 53 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 42,000 alumni work across sectors 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 Investor Solutions

Investor Solutions is an independent fee only registered investment advisor based in Miami, Florida serving individuals, families, trusts, not for profits and corporate pension plans. Financial Advice & Wealth Management for Over 20 Years. Learn more at www.InvestorSolutions.com.