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The NYC Men Teach initiative was created to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City through engagement and recruitment efforts.
Fundamentally NYC Men Teach is a call to action. Our guiding principle is that by infusing New York City public schools with more teachers who reflect the vast diversity of the City, we believe we can make a difference in the lives of young people who are not accustomed to seeing themselves represented in the front of the class.
Currently, the NYC Department of Education is comprised of approximately 75,000 teachers, of those roughly 8.5% are male teachers of color. Meanwhile, male students of color make up 43% of our 1.1 million public school students. NYC Men Teach is focused on addressing this inequality through education by increasing diversity within the City’s teaching profession.
NYC Men Teach is a collaborative effort between the NYC Department of Education, Mayor Bill de Blasio's Young Men’s Initiative, the City University of New York, and Teach for America. Please visit http://www.nycmenteach.org/ to learn about teaching pathways, upcoming programs, and professional development opportunities with NYC Men Teach.