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August 26, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

In the spring of 2014, purple-shirted FedEx volunteers were busy converting a science classroom at Atlanta’s KIPP Strive Academy into a fully-functional science lab. One year later, those same volunteers came back to see first-hand how well the lab is functioning by helping students dissect frogs. “It’s incredible to see how excited the kids are

March 18, 2015

The Gathering: Educational Equality in the Community

The Gathering 2015 brought together more than 400 of Teach For America’s black staff members from across the United States. Although I’ve been on staff for a number of years, this was my first time attending the event, and it was a deeply powerful experience to connect with professionals within TFA’s Black community from many

November 24, 2014

Standardized Test Scores Rise, Memphis-Based Middle Students Celebrate

Written by Dr. Menthia P. Clark, Director of Schools
, Memphis Business Academy

October 14, 2014

Our Commitment to Closing Gaps in Education

I had the wonderful opportunity recently of speaking before a panel on education sponsored by FedEx at the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

June 24, 2014

VIDEO: Delivering Education with Teach for America

For the past seven years, FedEx has supported Teach for America and their commitment to provide students of diverse backgrounds with educational opportunities that will reward them and their communities for a lifetime. 

December 20, 2013

How we’re celebrating education with Teach for America

As Vice President of Alumni Teaching Leadership for Teach For America, I see the passion and commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students among our alumni and their colleagues each day. More than 10,000 Teach For America alumni are leading in the classroom, making teaching the most common profession among our alumni overall.

December 4, 2013

Vote now for your school: Countless Possibilities

Think back to elementary school…what do you remember most?Likely, there’s a favorite teacher who stands out. Teachers are a guiding force in many young lives, and their tireless efforts can make all the difference.This holiday season, FedEx is honoring teachers and the difference they make in our schools and communities. With the help of online voters across the U.S., we will be providing supplies and grants to three schools nominated by Teach For America teachers.

November 15, 2013

Don’t Stand on the Sidelines this Holiday Season. Give Back with FedEx One Rate.

 Earlier this week, I had the privilege of visiting Ford Road Elementary School in Memphis with Tony Dungy, Super Bowl winning, retired NFL Coach. Tony talked to a group of 490 students, pre-k through 5th grade, about the importance of taking pride in their education and building the skills they need for a successful future.