Grant for 2015

37 months
New York, NY—To recruit and train teachers for schools on reservations in South Dakota and Minnesota

The Big Idea

Build a teacher pipeline for schools on reservations.

In order to increase opportunities for success, an education system must account for the life experiences and cultural reference points of the students being served. Teach for America-South Dakota (TFA-SD) will increase the number of culturally relevant teachers serving Native students in tribal communities in South Dakota. In partnership with TFA’s Native Alliance Initiative, TFA-SD will strategically recruit, train and place new Native and non-Native corps members in schools across at least three reservations in South Dakota.