Teach for America

Teach For America is the national corps comprised of outstanding college graduates who commit two years to teach in underserved public schools and in doing so become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.  260 Teach for America corps members work in more than 100 urban and rural high-poverty, low-performing schools across the state of Louisiana.  They are full time teachers, promote academic growth for students, engage as volunteer leaders within their schools and communities, and engage parents and community members as volunteers.  They also participate in service activities and engage in continually developing students' leadership and citizenship skills.

Focus Areas: 
Education
Parishes Served: 
 Ascension
 Avoyelles
 Concordia
 East Baton Rouge
 East Carroll
 East Feliciana
 Iberville
 Jefferson
 Madison
 Orleans
 Pointe Coupee
 Saint Bernard
 Saint Helena
 Tensas
Number of Members: 
260 Full Time Members
Program Contact: 

Laura Vinsant, Executive Director - SLA

South Louisiana Region
Post Office Box 65148
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone: (225) 381-8163

Greater New Orleans Region-La Delta Region
1055 St. Charles Avenue, Ste. 600
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 648-6900 

Website: www.teachforamerica.org
Twitter: @teachforamerica; @TFASLA; @TFAGNOLaD
Facebook: Teach For America; Teach for America-South Louisiana