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Emory a top contributor to Teach for America corps
By Nenad Tadic | Emory Report | Sept. 23, 2013
For the sixth consecutive year, Emory University has been ranked among the top universities of its size contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to the Teach For America corps.
This year, Emory holds the number 16 spot among medium schools for contributing 28 graduates to the Teach for America 2013 corps. Throughout Teach for America’s history, 331 Emory alumni have served as corps members.
"It comes as no surprise that Emory remains among the top schools for Teach For America," says Paul Fowler, executive director of the Emory Career Center.
"Given our liberal arts foundation and Emory’s commitment to service, and engaged and compassionate leadership, the mission of Teach for America aligns well with the student ethos that abounds on our campus."
Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization that recruits college graduates to teach in low-income communities for two years. Its mission is to grow “the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.”