Bloomberg News: Amherst Grads Shun Wall Street, Save World as $45,500 Teachers

This piece, which reported that many recent graduates are seeking public service work with programs such as Teach for America, quoted numerous graduating seniors, alumni, staff and administrators. 

AP: More college grads join Teach for America

In an Associated Press report covering the rise in the number of applications received by Teach for America this year, Amherst's recent graduates were mentioned for their particularly great interest in the organization, which equips and sends top graduates to teach in disadvantaged public schools across the country.

Wendy Kopp, “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way," Dec. 4, 2006

Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp speaks in Cole Assembly Room on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp to Speak at Amherst College on Dec. 4

November 15, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Wendy Kopp, founder and president of the national teacher corps Teach for America, will give a talk titled “One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way” in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.