From the Wires
Teach For America and Lilly Launch Program to Match Lilly Employees with Teachers in Underserved Public Schools
Lilly Advocates Will Help Teach For America Teachers Build Community Connections in Support of Student Achievement
By: PR Newswire
Oct. 28, 2008 10:00 AM
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college
graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and
become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Teach For
America expanded to
"We're grateful to Lilly and its employees for their commitment to support
our teachers as they work relentlessly to make sure students reach their full
academic potential," said
More than half of the
A growing body of rigorous research on Teach For America demonstrates the effectiveness of corps members in the classroom. A study released this year by the Urban Institute found that Teach For America corps members have a positive impact on student achievement relative to other teachers, including those who are fully certified in their subject areas.
Teach For America's impact extends to the long-term engagement of its alumni in education and public service. Some two-thirds of Teach For America alumni are still working or studying full-time in education, including 4,000 classroom teachers and more than 360 school leaders. In addition, 15 Teach For Alumni serve as elected officials and more than 500 work on Capitol Hill or in government or policy.
"As Lilly encourages employee volunteerism, we have chosen to place a
significant emphasis on educational outreach that drives measurable results,"
Speakers at tonight's event will include
About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, 6,200 corps members are teaching in over 1,600 schools in 29 regions across the country while more than 14,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing
portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by
applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from
collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in
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