Teaching for Change provides communities with the tools to make schools places where students learn to read, write, and change the world.
To promote a vibrant, inclusive democracy, Teaching for Change ensures that schools teach by example – with meaningful parent involvement, participatory lessons that go beyond a hero’s version of history and a curriculum that helps students become active citizens rather than passive consumers.
Teaching for Change has a 30-year history of promoting education that provides students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be agents of change for a better world. Awarded Organization of the Year by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in 2004, Teaching for Change provides its key constituents — parents and teachers — with social justice focused professional development and resources. With its office in Washington, D.C., Teaching for Change is a national organization with a hands-on commitment to its local community.
Teaching for Change pursues its mission through cutting-edge professional development for teachers, a highly-effective parent-empowerment program, and innovative pre-K—12 publications that serve as a lifeline for teachers, other school staff, and parents.
We operate from the belief that schools can provide students with the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world — or they can fortify the status quo.