Welcome to Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana

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How One Alum is Helping Students See Themselves in Film

After her time in the classroom, Laura Gomez-Mesquita (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, ’07) decided to follow her heart and pursue a career in film. At Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, she’s working to bring stories from underrepresented communities to the big screen.

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Producing Life-Long Learners in North Lawndale

Located on the West Side of Chicago, Herzl School of Excellence is an exemplary Teach For America partner school. Learn how corps members are working alongside their colleagues to help Herzl’s students become community leaders.

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