About Las Vegas Valley

When people think of Las Vegas, they usually think of bright lights, a blazing sun, or slot machines. But there’s another face of the city, one very different from most stories about Sin City.  

There is great opportunity, but also great need. Today, more than half of students in Las Vegas and the surrounding area attend Title I schools and qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch – a proxy for poverty – that we know can be hard on students, families, and under-resourced schools. Nevada has the lowest percentage of children enrolled in early childhood programs in the country, and for the past few years has had the lowest or second-lowest high school graduation rate for African American, Latino, Special Education, and English Language Learner students in the nation. These factors have posed a serious threat to our state’s future.  

 Alongside many parents, educators, business and community leaders, we are working to strengthen the education system as we know that education is the key to greater opportunities in college and beyond. Since 2004, Teach for America has partnered with the Clark County School District (CCSD), Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands, Inc. NV Energy, and other organizations to improve outcomes for all kids, bringing nearly 1,000 diverse corps members to the area to tackle educational inequity and poverty. We also see our alumni leading classrooms and holding leadership roles in local organizations dedicated to making strides for our children and families. This includes people like Justin Brecht (Las Vegas Valley ’04,) who was named 2014-2015 Clark County Teacher of the Year and Erica Mosca (Las Vegas Valley '08) who ran for state assembly to address our area’s challenges and empowers students to change their communities through her own non-profit Leaders In Training.

Join these trailblazers in this pivotal moment for Las Vegas Valley as we partner with those already engaged in challenging educational inequity and work towards a better future for all kids.

 

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Total Corps Size

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Alumni in Region

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Year Partnership Established

Teaching in Las Vegas Valley

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Stories from Las Vegas Valley

Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
July 26, 2017
How Manny Lamarre (Miami-Dade '09) is expanding economic opportunity in the Silver State.
Inside TFA
June 7, 2017
Nevada’s Institute will help develop the next generation of leaders in the Las Vegas Valley
Inside TFA
April 7, 2017
Joey Rubin, current staff member and '14 Las Vegas Valley alumnus, shares the top five reasons Las Vegas Valley corps members LoVVe spring break.
Alumni
March 31, 2017
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Learn more about those alumni, like Maryssa Kucskar, who recently co-authored two legislative papers and testified in front of Nevada’s legislature about Early Childhood Education.
Inside TFA
March 1, 2017
This Black History Month, we are highlighting Teach For America-Las Vegas Valley corps members and alumni working to address inequity in and outside of school systems. We are proud to partner with a diverse network of leaders working towards helping African American students expand access to quality educational opportunities and build the future of their choosing.
Alumni
February 28, 2017
This Black History Month, we are highlighting Teach For America-Las Vegas Valley corps members and alumni working to address inequity in and outside of school systems. We are proud to partner with a diverse network of leaders working towards helping African American students expand access to quality educational opportunities and build the future of their choosing.
Inside TFA
February 27, 2017
This Black History Month, we are highlighting Teach For America-Las Vegas Valley corps members and alumni working to address inequity in and outside of school systems. We are proud to partner with a diverse network of leaders working towards helping African American students expand access to quality educational opportunities and build the future of their choosing.
Alumni
February 23, 2017
This Black History Month, we are highlighting Teach For America-Las Vegas Valley corps members and alumni working to address inequity in and outside of school systems. We are proud to partner with a diverse network of leaders working towards helping African American students expand access to quality educational opportunities and build the future of their choosing.
Inside TFA
February 13, 2017
Our executive director, Sean Parker, gives the inside scoop into the history behind the spelling of "LoVVe" in the Las Vegas Valley.
Alumni
February 7, 2017
This Black History Month, we are highlighting Teach For America-Las Vegas Valley corps members and alumni working to address inequity in and outside of school systems. We are proud to partner with a diverse network of leaders working towards helping African American students expand access to quality educational opportunities and build the future of their choosing.
Alumni
December 20, 2016
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Meet just a few of the incredible leaders who are making a real impact on opportunities for students in Clark county.
Alumni
December 19, 2016
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Meet just a few of the incredible leaders who are making a real impact on opportunities for students in Clark county.
Alumni
December 16, 2016
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Meet just a few of the incredible leaders who are making a real impact on opportunities for students in Clark county.
Alumni
December 14, 2016
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Meet just a few of the incredible leaders who are making a real impact on opportunities for students in Clark county.
Alumni
December 12, 2016
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, we have more than 330 extraordinary and diverse alumni shaping the political, economic, and social future of our city, state, and country. Meet just a few of the incredible leaders who are making a real impact on opportunities for students in Clark county.
Inside TFA
December 5, 2016
After a successful 32 years with the United States Air Force, Lori Short (Las Vegas Valley '16) took on a seemingly unexpected leadership role.
Education & Issues
November 2, 2016
Did you know that 45 percent of students in Clark County Schools identify as Hispanic/Latino? Our corps members and alumni are part of a diverse and powerful network of leaders working for students in the Las Vegas Valley.
Sands Confidential
October 24, 2016

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