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Teach For America and the Amgen Foundation Renew Partnership to Improve Math and Science Education in Urban and Rural Schools
Date:12/16/2010

h For America's commitment to high quality science and math education, which is such a critical building block for our nation's future innovation and economic strength," said Jean J. Lim, president of the Amgen Foundation. "Teach For America's efforts are helping to encourage a new generation to explore a future in science while building the next generation of leaders in education."

Through the partnership with the Amgen Foundation, Teach For America has tripled the number of corps members teaching math and science, from 800 in 2004 to more than 2,600 today. These committed math and science teachers are impacting more than 166,000 students across 39 regions. Additionally, 2,200 math and science alumni continue to advocate for educational equity as leaders in a variety of professional fields.

About Teach For AmericaTeach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

About the Amgen FoundationThe Amgen Foundation (www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html) seeks to advance science education; improve patient access to quality care; and strengthen the communities where Amgen staff members live and work. Since 1991, the Foundation has made $140 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways, and those that provide disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally.
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