About The Bay Area

Unequal opportunity to determine and pursue a life path, falling along the lines of race and class, is one of our greatest and most urgent challenges. 

Public education can and must break down these barriers to opportunity, especially here in the region that leads the nation in innovation. But, today, not all children in the Bay Area receive an education that will prepare them to succeed. We’re standing alongside our communities – Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco and San Jose – to change this.  

Teach For America-Bay Area enlists, trains and supports some of the nation’s most promising new leaders in the fight for educational equity. Their commitment begins with two years teaching and leading in the Bay Area’s highest-need schools. It’s an experience that fuels a lifetime of impact, wherever their journey takes them.


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Upcoming Events

Celebrating 25 Years
Join us as we celebrate Teach For America - Bay Area's 25th anniversary! Keynote speaker featuring Dr. Priscilla Chan.
March 29, 2017
6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
101 Henry Adams St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Join TFA-Bay Area for book club! Food + snacks are provided (BYOB).
April 18, 2017
6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
940 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Join TFA-Bay Area for Happy Hour at Barney McBears!
April 21, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
10458 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
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TFA - Oakland corps members: mark your calendars for Oakland Community Day #2!
April 22, 2017
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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Alumni council meeting in San Francisco 4/24!
April 24, 2017
4:45 PM PDT
940 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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School Leaders - join us for dinner in San Jose 4/26!
April 26, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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SpEd Educators - join us for dinner in San Jose 4/27!
April 27, 2017
5:30 PM PDT
75 E Santa Clara St, Room 6D, San Jose, CA 95113
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Explore public leadership with LEE!
April 29, 2017
4:15 PM PDT
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Educators - join us for an intro-to-programming meet-up in San Jose 5/4!
May 4, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1400 Parkmoor Ave. Room Cupertino B, San Jose, CA
Teach For America - Bay Area Rising Leaders Fellowship
Rising Leaders Fellows - let's celebrate!
May 6, 2017
5:30 PM PDT


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