Building a Movement for Educational Opportunity for All

Wendy Kopp, Founder and CEO, Teach For America and Co-Founder and CEO, Teach For All

Thursday October 4, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in Mayser Gymnasium.

Wendy Kopp, the founder and CEO of Teach For America and CEO of Teach For All, will reflect on educational inequality in America and abroad. She will share what she has learned is required to bring about truly transformational change for students.

Wendy Kopp is the chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America, which is building the movement to eliminate educational inequity in the United States by enlisting the nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. She is also chief executive officer and co-founder of Teach For All, a global network which is working to accelerate and increase the impact of this model around the world.

Wendy proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis in 1989. Today more than 9,000 Teach For America corps members are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in 43 regions across the country, reaching over 600,000 students, and nearly 24,000 alumni are working inside and outside the field of education to continue the effort to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Since 2007, Wendy has led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to requests for support from social entrepreneurs around the world who are passionate about adapting the model to their contexts. Four years into its development, the Teach For All network includes organizations in twenty-four countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, with programs in an additional 20 countries in every region of the world expected to join in the next three years alone.

Wendy is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (2011) and One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way (2000). She resides in New York City with her husband Richard Barth and their four children.

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.

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