About South Carolina

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 over 150 corps members serving partner schools in rural communities in Orangeburg and the Pee Dee along Interstate 95 and in the Lowcountry including Colleton and Berkeley Counties. Teach For America is excited to be a part of the statewide movement for change at an especially exciting time of growth and expansion in education in our state.

South Carolina corps members are welcomed into a community of leaders that understand what it means to Be Aware – understanding the historical context of their community; Be Active – prioritize building relationships and leveraging the assets of their communities; and Be SC – coupling the history and current assets of the community to impact change for students in South Carolina. Together with our partner districts and organizations we know we will see the day when all South Carolina students have the opportunity to excel.



Year Partnership Established


Alumni in the Region

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

Corps Size The First Year


Total Corps Size This Year