Our Story

Today, educational outcomes in New Mexico are poor. While our students are full of potential, in many places fewer than 50 percent of them will graduate from high school. Our region believes without hesitation that our students have the power to change this narrative. There is an enormous opportunity for Teach For America – New Mexico to work alongside schools to prepare students for future careers and college.
Over the last 15 years, our corps has grown into a regional network of teachers with more than 200 alumni who are invested in the communities we serve. They believe strongly in the hard work of our young people and continue to build innovative partnerships that will change outcomes for thousands of students. This work is always student-focused and community-led.
As a Native Alliance Initiative region, we are deeply engaged in the effort to develop student leaders and to ensure we are employing culturally-responsive teaching techniques so that history, culture, and language are honored. We have parents, elders, alumni, corps members, school administrators, and community leaders that advise, advocate, and hold us accountable through the work of our newly-created Regional Advisory Board.
Our team inherently believes in strengthening the sovereignty of native communities. This is why we are committed to recruiting more indigenous teachers and partnering with schools across the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the small towns in between.

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