Lecture by Wendy Kopp, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Teach For America

Date & time

Jan 19, 2012, 6:30-7:30 pm EST


Free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by January 12, 2012; click here to RSVP.

About the speaker
Wendy Kopp proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis and has spent the last 22 years working to grow the organization's impact. Under her leadership, Teach For America's nearly 33,000 participants have reached more than 3 million children during their two-year teaching commitments nationwide to ensure educational excellence and equity for all children. Forbes recently named Kopp as one of the top 30 social entrepreneurs in the world. The University of Michigan was the number one provider of Teach For America corps members this past school year. Kopp will discuss why now, more than ever, we need Michigan's leaders and best to take up the call to teach in our country's lowest performing public schools.

For more on Wendy Kopp, visit: http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-organization/management-team.

Sponsored by: Ross School of Business Leadership Initiative, School of Education, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Organizational Studies Program, and Barger Leadership Institute.