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About tfasc

We partner with schools and school districts to recruit, prepare, and retain high-quality teachers, providing every student in South Carolina with an excellent education.

Working Toward Educational Excellence and Equity for All

Together with schools and school districts – as well as community partners, policymakers, and supporters – TFASC leverages our national resources from Teach For America and our local network to prepare educators to best meet the needs of South Carolina’s students and communities. We are working collectively to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility.
Vinnie Amendolare

Profile of Our Teachers

Here is a snapshot of our first- and second-year teachers who are making an impact in South Carolina during the 2022-2023 academic year:
34 %

people of color

34 %

low-income background

31 %

teach elementary school

0 %

teach STEM subjects

0 %

teach special education

“I truly believe in the transforming power of a good teacher.”

Alexandra Van Valkenburg »
TFASC Teacher, Meeting Street Academy

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Our Vision

In 2011, TFASC was founded on a belief in the potential of all children and their right to an excellent education in South Carolina. The catalytic impact of our teachers’ energy and intentionality has been significant at schools with the greatest needs.

Our Decade of Impact

Since our inception in 2011, TFASC has worked intentionally to recruit, prepare, and retain high-quality teachers who transform student outcomes in the state’s most under-resourced schools and school districts.
Here’s a look at our decade of impact to help solve the educational challenges in South Carolina:

teachers recruited and trained by TFASC

6080 +

students impacted by TFASC teachers

34000 +

hours of teacher training provided by TFASC


school districts partnered with TFASC

0 %+

of principals said TFASC teachers were effective at delivering academic instruction

“My voice and concerns are always heard by the TFASC team. That helps keep my teaching mindset focused on where it should be — on students’ potential.”

Haley Kantor »
TFASC Teacher, Meeting Street Elementary