• Less than 15% of U.S. teachers are African American or Hispanic.
  • More than 35% of U.S. students are members of a minority.
  • Over 1/2 of 3 year olds, our future students are children of color.
  • Only 2% of 3.5 million U.S. teachers are male teachers of color.

TSTT CEO Bettye Perkins, Ed.D.



To recruit, mentor, and train culturally diverse and economically challenged students from high school through college and place them as effective teachers and committed leaders who strengthen schools and communities.


TSTT will be the national career development model that is recognized for addressing teacher shortages and increasing the number of culturally diverse educators and other professionals.

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TSTT News 


News12 Westchester--News12 Westchester covers TSTT's 20th AnniversaryBreakfast and Education Forum, as TSTT celebrates 20 years of providing a pipleine for Westchester's students to become teachers and leaders in their communities

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White Plains Daily Voice--White Plains-based Organization Announces Expansion, Award Recipients

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Westchester County Business Journal--Nonprofit trains students to stay in school, become teachers

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Daily Voice--White Plains Educator Addresses Teacher Diversity Gap

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TSTT gratefully acknowledges gifts from...

    Wells Fargo Foundation

    Westchester Community Foundation

    •     People’s United Community Foundation
        •     An anonymous donor in memory of 
        •     Nenram Suday.

    • Thank you


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The Social Impact Exchange has selected TSTT as a Member of the S&I 100, the National Index of High-Impact NonProfits!

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Program Progress

We serve over 800 students in 40 high school districts and 21 partnering colleges & universities. Operating in four states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia, there are 150 TSTT college graduates who have completed the eight year curriculum and are currently teaching in 9 states.