Teach for All
Wendy Kopp developed the idea for Teach For America in her senior thesis and has spent the last 20 years growing the organization, which today counts among its alumni many leading education reformers. Wendy developed the concept for Teach For All together with Brett Wigdortz, the founder and CEO of Teach First, the organization’s U.K. adaptation. She authored “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way,” and is the author of the Washington Post bestseller “A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All.” She is the youngest person and the first woman to receive Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award. In 2006, she was named one of America’s best leaders by U.S. News and World Report, and in 2008, Time named her one of the world’s 100 most influential leaders.
IMPACT AS OF JAN. 2013:
- Teach For All supports entrepreneurs in nearly 26 countries to develop the Teach For All model.
- As evidence of the model’s success, Teach For America attracts more than 50,000 talented graduates every year. 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue to have a significant impact on educational reform over the long term.
- Teach For All has grown to include more than 20 national organizations, with more than 11,000 teachers and approximately 26,000 alumni worldwide.
- In its first year, Teach for Colombia had 1,000 applicants vying for 28 teaching spots.
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