Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the achievement gap. These leaders start their paths as corps members, helping students in high-need communities make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.” “We look for individuals who show leadership potential and have other traits that are found in our most successful teachers. Over the past 21 years, we’ve learned that there is no specific personality profile or background that predicts success in the classroom. Some corps members were educators prior to joining, but many do not have any prior experience in the education field. Your potential as a corps member can shine through whether you’ve led your student government, achieved academic honors, managed a complex project at work, served our country in the armed forces, or rallied support for a cause that’s important to you. And those are just a few of the countless experiences our most successful corps members bring to the table.