Teach For America is one of the most successful social entrepreneurship initiatives in the United States. The nonprofit organization is on a mission to involve mission-driven leaders in education. With a diverse network and lofty mission to keep kids in low-income areas school, Teach For America has come a long way. Today, it’s become a global movement, expanding to Teach For All and embracing a greater purpose to “Develop collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.”
But getting this kind of operation off the ground was no easy task.
Cofounder and CEO Wendy Kopp shares some of her key lessons learned, from team management to business strategy. The greatest challenge? Impact measurement and embracing the conviction that no problem is too big to solve.