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Distinguished Speaker Series: Wendy Kopp- Founder of Teach For America and CEO of Teach For All, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom, Union Building

Tue, March 29, 2016 | Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom

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You are invited to a truly once-in-a-lifetime special event. Next Tuesday, March 29th, Wendy Kopp (the founder of Teach For America and the current CEO of Teach For All) will give remarks and answer questions as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series from 6-7pm in the Union. We hope you can join us to hear from a woman who changed the world with her senior thesis! Click here to visit Facebook event. RSVP by clicking “going” (highly recommended).

What: Wendy Kopp at UT Austin

When: Tuesday, March 29th, 6-7pm CT

Where: Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom, UT Union

About Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are cultivating their nations’ promising future leaders to ensure their most marginalized children have the chance to fulfill their true potential.

Wendy founded Teach For America in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. Today, more than 10,000 Teach For America corps members—outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic disciplines—are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in 50 urban and rural regions, and Teach For America has proven to be an unparalleled source of long-term leadership for expanding opportunity for children. After leading Teach For America’s growth and development for 24 years, in 2013, Wendy transitioned out of the role of CEO.  Today, she remains an active member of Teach For America's board. 

Wendy led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to the initiative of inspiring social entrepreneurs around the world who were determined to adapt this approach in their own countries. Now in its eighth year, the Teach For All network is comprised of partner organizations in more than 35 countries around the world, including its founding partners Teach For America and the U.K.’s Teach First.

Wendy has been recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards for public service. She is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (2011) and One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way (2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where she participated in the undergraduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Wendy resides in New York City with her husband Richard Barth and their four children.

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