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TSTT students participate in 8 years of teacher training and workshops beginning in 9th grade through college.

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  • 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.
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Program Overview

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The TSTT program is based upon an 8-year, full circle, collaborative model.  Our partnerships include public school districts, colleges, and businesses that share our concern for the educational and career aspirations of all children.

TSTT serves our students by encouraging and preparing them while in high school and college. Our program is designed to reverse the growing shortage of highly qualified teachers, particularly teachers of color. TSTT has a successful track record of improving student academic achievement, high school and college graduation rates and teacher certifications. TSTT has produced over 150 graduates who are now teachers and has a 100% placement rate.


Program Features Include:

  • Career Development Workshops
  • Teaching with Technology Conferences
  • High School Teacher Mentors
  • Tutor Training
  • Job Shadowing
  • College Guidance and Visits
  • SAT Preparation
  • Summer Internships
  • Fifty Percent College Tuition Relief
  • College Mentors
  • Career Counseling Assistance
  • Job Placement Assistance


Program Evaluation                                 Annual Report

October 2010 Conducted by Fordham University

Commissioned by JP Morgan Chase

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S&I 100 Index

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.