YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimberly Villacis of Yonkers has been accepted into Teach For America 's 2015 teaching corps.
Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for students in low-income communities. Corps members commit to teach in high-need urban or rural public schools and become lifelong advocates for educational equity.
Villacis, a 2011 graduate of Dominican Academy and a 2015 graduate of Lehigh University, will teach in New York.
Villacis joins a network of 50,000 corps members and alumni working alongside parents, principals and communities for positive change.
In the country’s lowest-income communities, just 6 percent of students will graduate from college by age 25. Over the past 25 years, thousands of talented people have launched or continued careers in social justice through Teach For America.
Hundreds of corps members and alumni have been honored as teachers of the year by their school, district, county or state. More founders and leaders of entrepreneurial education organizations started careers with TFA than from any other organization or company.
Alumni have gone on to become leaders in politics, school systems, nonprofit work, advocacy, and more. Together, they form a nationwide network helping to expand and strengthen the movement to give all kids access to a great education.
For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org .
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