(Tony V. Martin www.nwitimes.com)
Teach for America is an organization that places specially trained teachers in low-income schools in an effort to reduce the education gap between areas of varying socio-economic standing. The organization has been working with schools in East Chicago, Hammond and Gary over the last several years and region students have definitely experiences higher educational levels in that time. The following article from The Times of Northwest Indiana features interviews with Teach for America teachers in the region and their take on the program here.
For more information on Teach for America in East Chicago, visit foundationsec.org.