For thousands of students across the state of Indiana, the opportunity to access a quality education is not a reality. Children who grow up in disenfranchised communities often attend schools that are not equipped to meet all their needs.
While disparities in education remain, meaningful progress has been made over the last two decades in Indianapolis. Our city is closing the opportunity gap through achieving academic gains, expanding school transparency and accountability, and providing increased post-secondary opportunity for students. Today, Indianapolis is nationally recognized for its positive and promising results emerging from a collaborative atmosphere of local innovation efforts.
As is true in any successful endeavor, wherever you see strong results, you find diverse coalitions of leaders driving the effort. As a leadership development organization, Teach For America Indianapolis has come to play an essential role by building a network of leaders who pursue change in classrooms, schools, and policy that enable children to reach their full potential.