Wesleyan Ranks in Top 20 Schools for Grads Sent to Teach for America Corps.

Wesleyan again ranked among the top 20 schools of its size for the number of graduates it sent to the Teach for America corps this year. Ten graduates joined TFA; approximately 7 percent of the class of 2013 applied to join the corps.

Since TFA was founded 23 years ago, 177 Wesleyan alumni have taught as corps members.

“TFA maintains an active presence on campus,” said Career Center Director Sharon Belden Castonguay. “They enjoy success with their recruiting efforts among Wesleyan students.”

This is the sixth consecutive year Wesleyan has been in the top 20 among schools with 2,999 students or fewer.

Teach for America was founded in 1990 to expand educational opportunities for poor children. The organization recruits and develops a corps across all academic disciplines who commit two years to teach in high-need schools. Currently more than 11,000 corps members are teaching in 48 urban and rural regions across the country; there are nearly 32,000 alumni of the TFA program.