10 Years of intentionality in South Carolina
Since 2011, TFASC has worked intentionally to recruit, prepare, and retain high-quality teachers who transform student outcomes at schools with the greatest needs.
Why was Teach For America needed in South Carolina a decade ago?
The state’s public schools have faced a teacher shortage crisis for years. Recruiting and retaining high-quality educators is most urgent in South Carolina schools serving high concentrations of low-income students and students of color.
Because teacher vacancies cannot be filled solely with educators from traditional preparation programs, TFASC is part of the solution to recruit and retain excellent teachers from alternative pathways at under-resourced schools and school districts.
Our Decade of Impact
In 2011, TFASC was founded on a belief in the potential of all children and their right to an excellent education in South Carolina. Our movement has grown from placing 31 teachers in the Pee Dee region during our first year to training 767 teachers who positively impacted more than 70,000 students across the state over the past decade.
Since our inception, TFASC has worked intentionally to recruit, prepare, and retain high-quality teachers who transform student outcomes at schools with the greatest needs. We equip those who stand in front of our students with every tool necessary to give a child success.
Here’s a look at how we are making an impact to help solve the educational challenges in South Carolina:
SINCE OUR INCEPTION IN 2011
teachers recruited and trained by TFASC
students impacted by TFASC teachers
hours of teacher training provided by TFASC
school districts partnered with TFASC
schools welcomed TFASC teachers
DURING THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
teachers supported by TFASC
of TFASC first- and second-year teachers achieved over a year’s worth of academic growth in their classrooms
of TFASC teachers continued teaching beyond their initial two-year commitment
“TFASC teachers infused a momentum in our school culture that was unstoppable and undeniable for the good of our students, our school, and our community.”
Anniversary Campaign Overview:
10 Years of Intentionality
The 2021-2022 school year marked the 10th anniversary of TFASC. During this landmark year, we launched an anniversary campaign, “10 Years of Intentionality,” to recognize the teachers, alumni, partners, and supporters who made our impact possible over the past decade. We also set ambitious goals to amplify our impact over the next decade — reaching more students and communities.
Thank you to those who supported our 10th anniversary campaign. Most importantly, thank you to our teachers and alumni who work tirelessly to ensure that every student in South Carolina can fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams.
Read Our Anniversary Campaign Publications
Support Our Next Decade of Impact
Additional support from donors will be crucial to expand our teacher support programs and to amplify our impact over the next decade in South Carolina. With your support, we will recruit, prepare, and retain more high-quality teachers across the state.
If you believe in our vision that every child deserves an excellent education, then please support our growing movement.
“To elicit change, you have to believe in scholars first. It’s clear to me that TFASC teachers bring the love and belief in scholars to make change work.”