What programs are similar to Teach for America?


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Some programs similar to Teach for America include Americorps, Teach Away and City Year. With Teach for America's acceptance rate at 15 percent, these programs can be more accessible options for recent college graduates.

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Americorps differs from Teach for America because it is a voluntary position. Recent graduates receive a stipend and dedicate a year to serving the community. Teach Away is the international alternative to Teach for America, offering an opportunity for qualified teachers to work and live abroad. The City Year program lets recent graduates dedicate 11 months to mentoring at-risk youth to help lower school dropout rates.

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