CHARITY

Thank you to the wells fargo championship for its long term support to Charlotte Education

The Wells Fargo Championship is proud to support Teach For America-Charlotte and has selected it as the primary charitable recipient of the 2014 event.

Today, approximately 11,000 Teach For America corps members are teaching in 48 regions that span 35 states across the U.S. In 2013-14, 230 corps members here in Charlotte reach over 17,000 students. Every day, they work alongside parents, principals, fellow educators, and more than 300 Teach For America alumni advocating inside and outside the classroom for equal educational opportunity.

To learn more about Teach For America, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org.

Giving Back

Did You Know?

  • Teach For America partners with CMS to provide teaching candidates for schools serving Charlotte's highest-need students. In the 2013-2014 school year, corps members taught in 45 high-poverty schools in Charlotte Mecklenburg and in KIPP Academy in Charlotte. In the schools where they work, the majority of students qualify for free-and reduced price lunch.
  • According to UNC Chapel Hill’s annual teacher preparation study, Teach For America teachers are among the most effective early career teachers in the state.
  • Of the more than 300 Teach For America alumni living in Charlotte, 74% work directly in schools or have jobs that impact education issues—there are 16 principals, 32 assistant principals and deans, 22 school-leaders-in-training, and five district office staffers.