About Buffalo


Our Mission

Today, students of color, students from low-income families and students with special needs are less likely to meet reading standards, math standards or graduate from high school. Our corps members and alumni are game-changers for our students and our education system, working to ensure students receive the quality education they need to succeed.

Our Network

TFA-Buffalo is a network of more than 100 people that in just three years have started expanding educational opportunities for students. Our corps members are helping set high expectations for students' academic and lifelong success in three key areas: English as a second language, special education, and bilingual Spanish education. In addition to continuing their work as teachers, alumni in our region also have become principals and district leaders, joined local non-profits, and worked to found charter schools -- all moving to redefine what it means to get an excellent education in our city.

Our Philosophy

We believe in providing personalized support for our corps members, building their unique talents and connecting them to a lifelong network of leaders. See what our corps members and alumni have to say about Choosing Buffalo or explore more about Teaching in Buffalo.

Our Community

Our city is experiencing a resurgence and improving the quality of K-12 education has been a critical goal for many of our partners before we opened our doors. Parents, principals, district leaders and community organizations reached out to TFA to ask us to consider placing our corps members in the region and we continue to work closely with them to ensure we have the greatest impact.


Total Corps Size


Alumni In Region


Year Partnership Established

Teaching in Buffalo