TFASC Celebrates 10 Years of Intentionality

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) is launching a campaign, “10 Years of Intentionality,” to recognize its people and progress over the past decade and create momentum for the next decade of impact.

“Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we will celebrate the teachers, alumni, partners, and supporters who made our impact possible over the last 10 years,” said Troy D. Evans, executive director of TFASC. “We will also ask the critical questions in partnership with these communities on how to amplify our impact over the next 10 years – reaching more students and communities in need.”

Over the past decade, more than 1,000 TFASC teachers and alumni have impacted over 55,000 students with their energy and intentionality in the state’s most under-resourced school districts. TFASC teachers are placed at schools where only 30 percent of students meet or exceed grade-level standards. From 2015 to 2019, 63 percent of TFASC teachers led their entire classroom to more than a year’s worth of academic growth, bringing their students closer to their on-grade-level peers. Learn more about TFASC’s impact at tfasc.org/who-we-are/impact.

To kick off the campaign, TFASC developed a new website that features its mission and vision, approach, impact, and spotlight stories. In the academic year ahead, additional key campaign moments will include:

  • Weekly Teacher, Alumni, Education Partner, Supporter, and Foundational Spotlight Stories (July 2021 to May 2022)
  • Annual Report (September 2021)
  • Roundtable Discussion and White Paper (Spring 2022)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration Events (May 2022)

The Reimagining Education Roundtable discussion will help guide the priorities of TFASC’s 10-year strategic plan. During spring 2022, TFASC will announce its evolving goals and priorities for the next decade that still reflect its vision: One day, all children in South Carolina will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

“We will have failed our children if this next decade is not transformational, if we don’t radically change what’s possible for all students,” said Elisa Villanueva Beard, chief executive officer of Teach For America. “We commit the next decade to ensuring students achieve progress on key educational outcomes that increase their pathway to economic mobility and a future filled with possibility.”

To commemorate TFASC’s “10 Years of Intentionality,” visit tfasc.org/get-involved/support to learn how to support its teachers and alumni who are working intentionally to expand opportunity and access for all students. Join the anniversary campaign conversation at #TFASCturns10.

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