About South Carolina

South Carolina has one of the lowest rural high school graduation rates of any state in the country and as such, many students growing up here do not have the chance to fulfill their incredible potential. Yet the opportunities for education reform in the state are tremendous, and Teach For America is excited to be part of the statewide movement for change at an especially exciting time of growth and expansion. 

Teach For America's partnership with South Carolina was established in 2011 with 30 charter corps members and 60 alumni working in the state. Today, we have nearly 200 corps members. Our partner schools are in the rural communities in the Pee Dee and Orangeburg along Interstate 95 and in the Lowcountry including Charleston, Colleton, and Berkeley Counties. 

Together with our partner districts and organizations we know we will see the day when all of South Carolina’s students have the opportunity to excel.


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About Us

Executive Director
As a Charlotte corps member, he led his seventh and eighth graders to improve more than 1.5 grade levels in reading each year, and 60% of them gained admission to a selective magnet high school program. After the corps, Josh worked as a Teach For America recruitment director at the University of

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7301 Rivers Avenue, Suite 160, North Charleston, SC 29406

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