Teach for America | Volunteer Louisiana

Teach for America

Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which school operate. Our corps members spend two years teaching in a high-need public school, receiving professional development while gaining leadership development in responding to issues that stem from educational inequity. Not only do we bring new teachers into classrooms across the state, but also we develop them as leaders and effective advocates for opportunity in education. 

In addition to the support we provide during their inital two-year commitment, we also provide resources to help our experienced alumni teachers stay in the classroom, and to support our alumni development as leaders for schools and community institutions across Louisiana. In Louisiana alone, over 1,500 TFA corps members and alumni serve in roles as principals, policy makers, and non-profit leaders in partnership with their communities. 

Focus Areas: 
Parishes Served: 
 East Baton Rouge
 East Feliciana
 Pointe Coupee
 Saint Bernard
Number of Members: 
190 Full Time Members
Program Contact: 

Laura Vinsant, Executive Director - South Louisiana

Joy Okoro, Executive Director - Greater New Orleans 

South Louisiana Region
Post Office Box 65148
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone: (225) 381-8163

Greater New Orleans Region-La Delta Region
1055 St. Charles Avenue, Ste. 600
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 648-6900 

Website: www.teachforamerica.org

Twitter: @teachforamerica; @TFASLA; @TFAGNOLaD

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