About Rhode Island

Since 2010, Teach For America has been working to draw diverse leaders committed to educational equity to Rhode Island. As a result, more than 200 alumni are living and working in our state—89 percent directly in education or in a field that impacts education.

We are a state of firsts, and we could be the first in the nation to ensure all our children are receiving the quality education they deserve, and that will set them on a path to success.  Rhode Island’s children deserve a chance to chart their own course and build a better future for our state.

With our recruitment efforts, our region is supporting the Rhode Island Department of Education's goal of developing a more diverse group of excellent teachers and school leaders. We know that when students can identify with their teacher’s background, they can tangibly envision their own leadership and success.

Through continued partnership, we aim to ensure that students in Rhode Island's highest-need schools have equal access to the educational opportunities necessary to compete in and grow our state's economy and overall future.


Total Corps Size


Alumni In The Region


Year Partnership Established

Teaching in Rhode Island

Top Stories

One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
The points this unified basketball team puts on a scoreboard are far from their most impressive feat. That would be the friendships made on the court.
Providence Business News
March 23, 2018
Education & Issues
December 30, 2017
Too many bright RI students can’t afford college simply because of their immigration status. TFA - Rhode Island alum Rachel Cohen is trying to change that.
GoLocal Providence
September 26, 2017
GoLocal Providence
September 1, 2017
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
June 28, 2017
A look at the collective impact Teach For America alumni are having at Blackstone Valley Prep.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 5, 2017
Achievement First Greenfield is what happened when a school network said its best wasn’t good enough. A new design comes alive.
One Day
By Calvin Hennick
August 16, 2016
How former teachers rallied their med school pals to bring Central Falls seventh graders the facts
Providence Journal
April 18, 2015

Join the Conversation


Find inspiring images, thought-provoking articles, heartwarming stories, and plenty of cute kids when you follow us online.