Can’t thank Millard Drexler, the CEO of J. Crew, and Caroline Kennedy enough for their support of Teach For America. Had a very humbling evening with both of them and my Teach For America family at the J. Crew store on 17th and 5th to celebrate the efforts of some great leaders in New York who are supporting TFA.
I’m going to teach at a public school in Harlem tomorrow as part of Teach For America week in NYC. So excited!
Teach For America Week:
Teach For America Week draws community leaders nationwide to support educational excellence for all children. These volunteers will visit the classrooms of Teach For America teachers, also known as corps members, and teach lessons based on their experience in business, politics, and beyond. An annual event since 1997, Teach For America Week will take place in 30 regions across the country in 2010.
Over 20 confirmed participants are designers Kate and Andy Spade; Sherrie Westin, Sesame Workshop Chief Marketing Officer; David Westin, President of ABC News; Amy Astley, Editor in Chief Teen Vogue; Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money; stylist Frédéric Fekkai and Drew Nieporent, owner of Nobu and other Myriad Restaurant Group establishments.
More about TFA and to donate: www.teachforamerica.org