The University of Virginia is one of the schools leading the charge in a highly competitive program. Fifty-five UVA graduates joined the Teach for America program this year.
The university is particularly pleased with the news because UVA ranks seventh for colleges and universities of its size. Teach for America members commit to teaching in low-income schools for two years in exchange for additional benefits, including help with their student loans.
Barbara Hampton with University Career Services said, "Most of them have a very strong affiliation with organizations while they're here on grounds that support public service. They are very interested in giving back to the community, and just have a very strong leadership presence."
Graduates were recruited from a variety of academic backgrounds, and placed in one of 46 designated areas ranging from rural to urban environments.
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