Applied Materials Honored Guest at Teach For America Summit
Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation supports proven nonprofit partners to help us meet our Education Initiatives objectives. One extraordinary partner that we are supporting in San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix, Arizona is Teach For America (TFA). TFA is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in the highest-need urban schools. By partnering with TFA, Applied Materials helps provide talented teachers to schools that we support in our communities.
This vibrant, national organization of energetic and inspiring young leaders recently brought together 11,000 national education leaders, current and former TFA teachers, staff, and supporters for its 20th Anniversary Summit in Washington, D.C. to focus on closing the nation’s achievement gap.
At the summit, Applied Materials was recognized as a long-term supporter of TFA and Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, during his opening keynote address, praised TFA for changing the face of public education in this nation.
In her welcome remarks, TFA founder and CEO Wendy Kopp reiterated her belief that it is possible to realize educational excellence and equity. President Barak Obama delivered a rousing video message to summit attendees, urging everyone who is gathered from across the country to rededicate themselves to the idea that every child, no matter who they are, or where they live deserves a quality education.
It was a privilege to be included in this inspiring event and see first-hand the vision and determination of a generation committed to achieving an excellent education for all children in America.
More about Applied Materials Education Initiative
Applied Materials is helping close the achievement gap in targeted regions in the U.S. Applied launched an Education Initiative in key sites to provide a comprehensive approach targeting the entire educational pathway in selected under-performing neighborhoods.
Visit our web site for more information about our Education Initiative.