Monday, January 30, 2012

Teach For America one of the top companies to work for

Kudos to Teach for America!


Hi Team:


I am writing to share exciting news. For the second consecutive year, Teach For America is on FORTUNE Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.  This year we jumped from #82 to #70.


I have to say, I think this is pretty cool.  It's cool because it makes me feel good about us, and I heard from so many of our staff last year that it made you feel good too.  Lots of stories about how this made it easier to explain to grandparents why we've got great jobs.  And we should feel good – we're doing good work, working hard, and we should be proud of the contribution we're making to building this movement.  It is also cool because being on the list advances the cause in other ways – it helps us communicate with supporters, it helps us recruit potential staff members.  But mostly it is cool because of how they decide the list – they asked us what we thought about our work, our organization, and our colleagues, and we said we were pretty psyched about everything, a lot more so than nearly everyone else in the country.  With all the hard work we do (and have left to do), it is good to pause for a moment and celebrate the role every one of us play in making this a great place to work for everyone else here.  If each of us didn't do that, this whole thing wouldn't work.  It's the people who make the Team, and this is a pretty great Team.


As I said, this is good for us in lots of ways, so if you feel like spreading the news, here's how to do it:


·         Facebook: Proud to work at Teach For America, just named one of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.

·         Twitter: Proud to work at @TeachForAmerica, named one of @FORTUNEMagazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For #bestcos

·         LinkedIn: Proud to work at Teach For America, just named one of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For


Congratulations to all.





Matt Kramer

President, Teach For America

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