You come to Oklahoma City to join a community committed to catalyzing change and operate with a spirit of generosity otherwise known as the Oklahoma Standard. A part of our city’s DNA is to give until there’s no more to give. There is something special about the way our city rallies around one another whether that is around tragedy, challenge, team, or growth.
The educational equity ecosystem in our state is poised to make phenomenal progress for children in poverty over the next several years. Teach For America – Oklahoma City is proud to be a part of driving that change in our partner communities. Our corps enjoys amazing community support from local business, philanthropists, and the education community in schools and districts.
Currently, our region supports 120 corps members, over 125 alumni either teaching or working in education, and 20 staff members. The vast majority of our corps teaches in Oklahoma City. We also have a growing presence in Lawton with 100 percent of Lawton’s charter 2014 corps members staying in region for a third year as alumni.
Despite our relatively short tenure in the state, we have built strong ties and leadership pipelines in our partner districts and have alumni working as top-level admins in everything from human resources to school leaders in both traditional and charter public schools – not including our alumni who work full-time for education nonprofits.
Additionally, our region offers quite possibly the widest variety of living experiences in the whole corps – from the large & diverse urban and suburban expanse of OKC to the canyons and hiking trails of the Wichita Mountains near Lawton.
Joining the Oklahoma City corps is an adventure; one that we hope will invest you in our mission and put you on a path toward leadership and impact. The work is hard, there is plenty of it, and you will be a part of a community of support.
We hope you’ll join us!