Teach For China (formerly known as the China Education Initiative or CEI) recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding US and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty, rural Chinese communities. In the short-term, Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced schools, where they meet the pressing need for exceptional educators. In the long-term, Teach For China supports its alumni – equipped with the experience, conviction, and insight that comes from leading children to fulfill their potential – to be a force for change, working from across sectors to expand educational opportunity.
Teach For China is a member of Teach For All and data collected over the past 20 years from TFC's most experienced Teach For All partner, Teach for America, demonstrates that successful teachers have a track record of leadership and achievement. Leaders in the classroom also have the drive and talent to become leaders in society. TFC actively recruits Fellows who will perform as impact-driven leaders inside and outside the classroom.