Teach for America Recruits Heavily from SLU
Saint Louis University ranked among the top 20 medium-sized universities and colleges whose graduates join Teach for America.
The national organization recruits promising leaders to teach for at least two years in a low-income community.
This year, SLU is No. 18 among schools that have between 3,000 and 9,999 undergraduates, contributing 13 alumni to Teach for America’s cohort of more than 3,110. This is the second year SLU made Teach for America’s top 20 list for medium-sized schools.
Through Teach for America, alumni impact the students they serve while gaining experience and perspective that they will bring to their future employment.
Service to others is a huge part of the SLU experience.
- The school was ranked by The Princeton Review as the country’s second most engaged campus in community service.
- New Billikens are introduced to SLU’s culture of volunteerism and community engagement at its annual New Student Day of Service. The event, held during Welcome Week, reinforces SLU’s Jesuit values as students become men and women for others.
- Students currently are applying for 1818 Community Engagement Grants through the Center for Community Service and Engagement, receiving $1,800 grants to launch projects that tackle real-world problems.
- In celebration of its bicentennial last year, SLU students, alums, faculty and staff were joined by the community in giving back more than 200 years of service in one year. They served others for the equivalent of 225 years, 6 months, 5 days and 7 hours.