For the second year Colby has made the list of top contributors to Teach For America. Colby ties at eighth among small colleges and universities, with 15 members of the class of 2011 in the program.
Colby made its debut at ninth in 2010. In 2011 nearly 14 percent of Colby’s graduating seniors applied to Teach For America. Throughout Teach For America’s 20-year history, more than 120 Colby alumni have taught as corps members.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Teach For America recruits individuals from all academic majors and backgrounds who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance, and leadership.
Teach For America press release