Holy Cross Ranked a Top Contributor to Teach for America Programs
The College of the Holy Cross, a Council member, was recently ranked as a “Top Contributor” of graduates to Teach for America programs. In 2018, the small private college in Worcester, MA, sent 12 students, making it the second biggest contributor among all small schools in the country.
Under the Teach for America programs, graduates sign on for two years of teaching in under-served schools across the country. Since the program’s inception in 1990, 212 Holy Cross alumni have participated. This year, 3,600 teachers will be sent to 36 different states, with Holy Cross graduates heading to classrooms in Washington, DC, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, and Florida.
Amy Murphy, Director of the Center for Career Development at Holy Cross, said, “Holy Cross challenges our students to consider the ways they can best use their gifts, talents and passions in service to others. For many of our graduates, that is in our nation’s most under-resourced communities and schools. What’s more, Holy Cross students embody many of the qualifications and traits that Teach for America seeks in candidates: demonstrated leadership skills, high achievement and a commitment to standing in solidarity with those from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.”
The NEC commends Holy Cross on continuing to foster civically engaged students with a passion for learning and thanks them for their dedication to educating our future leaders.