Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children in classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shape the broader systems in which schools operate.

Our Vision

One day, all children in South Carolina will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

Diversity, equity, and inclusiveness is at the center of our mission. Realizing educational excellence and equity will take a broad coalition of people united around a common purpose and shared values.

In all that we do, we act on the following beliefs:

  • Diversity is crucial for successful change efforts and is one of our greatest strengths.
  • The full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.
  • The predictability of success or failure for our students or individuals in our organization should not correlate with any social, cultural, or other identity-based factors.

Our Values

Our Past and Present

In 2011, TFASC was founded on a belief in the potential of all children and their right to an excellent education in South Carolina. 2021 marks our 10-year anniversary, and during this landmark year, we will announce our evolving goals and priorities for the next decade that still reflect our unwavering vision.

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. Our movement has committed 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.

— Elisa Villanueva Beard
CEO, Teach For America
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. Our movement has committed 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.
— Elisa Villanueva Beard
CEO, Teach For America