• Teach For Armenia plans to recruit the best and the brightest from Armenia and the diaspora to teach in the Armenian educational system.

  • Teach For Armenia is premised on the idea that every child deserves access to an excellent education.

September 30, 2014 | Press Releases

AGBU Announces its Partnership with Teach For Armenia

AGBU is set to host four informational lectures on Teach For Armenia’s educational initiatives

AGBU is proud to announce its partnership with Teach For Armenia, an initiative premised on the idea that every child deserves access to an excellent education. In honor of this new partnership, AGBU will be hosting a series of lectures with founder and CEO Larisa Ryan on September 30 in Pasadena, October 2 in San Francisco, October 7 in New York and October 8 in Boston.

The events are designed to inform the community about the state of education in Armenia and Teach For Armenia’s role in its development. Driven by a belief in pursuing innovative solutions to social problems, Teach For Armenia plans to recruit the best and the brightest from Armenia and the diaspora to teach in the Armenian educational system. By including enthusiastic and dynamic teachers and leaders in the nation’s schools and elevating the discourse about education, the enterprise looks to increase the quality of education in Armenia.

Larisa Ryan, Teach For Armenia’s founder and CEO, is a Teach For America alumna who is closely acquainted with the pioneering vision of Teach For America, which she and her team have adapted for Armenia. “As much as we are leveraging Teach For America’s model, we are not a franchise, but an Armenian organization that adopts and translates cutting-edge trends in order to boost Armenia’s competitive advantage,” says Ms. Ryan.

The initiative’s goal of expanding educational opportunities for young Armenians means that it is committed to building alliances with partners who are willing to put their faith in the future of Armenia’s economic and social strength. With supporters like the AGBU, Teach For Armenia will expand its program by recruiting, training, and placing its fellows in schools throughout Armenia to guarantee that the country’s students can realize their potential.

Over the past few months, Teach For Armenia’s efforts have received enthusiastic support from major Armenian foundations, organizations, corporations and individuals who have joined them in their mission to provide stellar education. Its program and goals has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response both in Armenia and in the diaspora.

For more information about Teach For Armenia, please visit http://teachforarmenia.org/

For more information about the Teach for Armenia events, please see our calendar.

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians.

To learn more visit www.agbu.org.

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