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About TeachMichigan

TeachMichigan is a five-year initiative powered by Teach For America Detroit that invests in the next generation of high-impact educators who serve in Title 1 schools. This initiative directly invests an average of $35,000 into each participating educator while providing best-in-class professional development and fostering a collaborative, connected community. The learnings from TeachMichigan will be captured and analyzed to inform a policy roadmap toward making Michigan the best place to be an educator.

TeachMichigan brings investment, collaboration, and support to our districts serving students and families in under-resourced schools across six Michigan regions.


  • 13 District Partners
  • 247 Teachers & Leaders
  • 92,292 Students
  • $212,000 Innovation Funds Invested


  • 19 Teachers & Leaders
  • 4,622 Students
  • $13,000 Innovation Funds Invested

District Partners

  • Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools


  • 20 Teachers & Leaders
  • 2,687 Students
  • $51,000 Innovation Funds Invested

District Partners

  • Benzie County Central Schools
  • Traverse City Area Public Schools


  • 22 Teachers & Leaders
  • 5,249 Students
  • $10,000 Innovation Funds Invested

District Partners

  • Saginaw Public School District


  • 39 Teachers & Leaders
  • 9,238 Students
  • $68,000 Innovation Funds Invested

District Partners

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Kentwood Public Schools


  • 21 Teachers & Leaders
  • 5,942 Students

District Partners

  • Lansing School District


  • 126 Teachers & Leaders
  • 64,554 Students
  • $70,000 Innovation Funds Invested

District Partners

  • Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
  • KIPP Detroit Imani Academy
  • University Prep Schools
  • Voyageur Academy

TeachMichigan is operated by Teach For America Detroit in partnership with districts and schools across Michigan. While this effort is only being operated through 2026, the ultimate goal is to have retained high-impact educators in various communities across Michigan and captured learning that informs a policy roadmap toward future state education funding.


About Teach For America Detroit

Since 2010, TFA Detroit has recruited, trained, and supported more than 900 teachers in DPSCD and charter schools across the city. To learn more, visit https://www.teachforamerica.org/detroit/.


About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with 350 urban and rural communities across the country to expand educational opportunities for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, Teach For America is a force of over 64,000 alumni and corps members working in over 9,000 schools nationwide in pursuit of profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they are reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, lead, thrive and co-create a future filled with possibility. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and X.