Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - Oklahoma City community and learn more about our work.


One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
We asked educators: If money were no object and every permission slip was signed, where in the world (or beyond) would you take your students?
Alumni Education & Issues Students & Communities
March 30, 2018
We talked with Jessica Johnson, interim principal at Thelma R. Parks Elementary School, about celebrating ten years as an educator, the women who have inspired her, and the important role a community plays in the well-being of schools and families.
Students & Communities
December 21, 2017
The weeks before winter break can be both joyful and hectic for educators, filled with grading, mid-year assessments, holiday celebrations, and more. We sat down with Steven Smith, a remedial math teacher at Jefferson Middle School, to reflect on his first semester of teaching, why he came to the classroom after spending twenty years going down a different career path, and a moment with a student that made it all feel worthwhile.
Inside TFA
March 7, 2017
From Chicago to Oklahoma City, first year Corps Member Char Moss shares her experiences as a member of AmeriCorps, working for change and growing along the way.
Students & Communities
February 20, 2017
Partnering with students, families, and community leaders, Teach For America - Oklahoma City strives to solve 21st century challenges with 21st century solutions.
One Day
May 28, 2015
More black male students are finishing college, but their college completion rates remain the lowest among students of all races and genders. At The Collective, we asked the question: Where do we go from here?
One Day
By Susan Brenna
May 7, 2015
African American students speak openly about the college shock and answer 5 questions on how to prepare for it.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 17, 2015
Jarred Geller (Oklahoma ‘13) and his Punk Rock Pre-K class in Oklahoma City are keeping the band together and taking it on tour.
Students & Communities
By Diamond Brant
April 8, 2015
In honor of National Poetry Month, we bring you the voices of four young women who discovered the power of poetry to reach beyond their personal challenges and build community.
Inside TFA
By Crystal Brakke
July 31, 2014
A few representative examples of how TFA’s summer teaching model has been evolving nationwide.