Social entrepreneur wendy kopp came to duke's innovation and entrepreneurship initiative tuesday night to discuss how her senior thesis launched a the organization was born out of a thesis kopp researched and wrote while at princeton titled “an argument and plan for the creation of the teacher. America (tfa) was founded by wendy kopp, who first conceived of the idea in her senior thesis at princeton university with the goal of getting highly competent college graduates to make a two-year commitment to teach in struggling schools, kopp raised $25 million in order to begin recruiting college students. Wendy founded teach for america in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the united states she proposed the creation of teach for america in her undergraduate senior thesis at princeton in 1989 and has spent the last 23 years working to grow the organization's impact today. Princeton nj -- when wendy kopp was an undergraduate at princeton in the late 1980s, she was deeply concerned about inequality in the educational system her thesis for the woodrow wilson school, an argument and plan for the creation of the teacher corps, became the launchpad for teach for. As a senior at princeton university, ms kopp had neither a thesis topic nor a job offer but she had an idea, and a decade later, her teach for america is a thriving nonprofit organization, having placed 6,424 newly minted college graduates in some of america's most impoverished classrooms for two-year. Last year over 1,000 theses were viewed by visitors–mostly princeton undergraduates–to the mudd library, which accounted for about 1/4 of all archives materials circulated kopphoto cainphoto wendy kopp's thesis is always among those requested by remote researchers–that is, those who do not visit.
All ab students (and many bse students) are required to write a senior thesis, which is a significant, original work usually 80 to 100 pages in length actor dean cain '88: the history and development of the functions of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences teach for america founder wendy kopp '89: an. Wendy kopp '89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations teach for america and teach for all in anticipation of her may 4 lecture, “wendy kopp: from senior thesis to global social impact,” the daily the daily princetonian: while at princeton, how did you get the idea to write your thesis wendy. The lecture, titled “wendy kopp: from senior thesis to global impact,” took place at 6 pm on thursday in frist 302 the event was sponsored by teach for america at princeton, the ivy club leadership committee, and business today, and was moderated by business today president colleen kang '18.
Kopp explained that she became focused on the question of educational inequity as she wrote her thesis during her senior year at princeton university in 1989, when many consulting firms and investment banks came to recruit students to work for them for two years she then had the idea of recruiting. In 1989, wendy kopp proposed the idea for teach for america in her princeton university undergraduate senior thesis in order to tackle educational inequality since that time, teach for america has reached more than 3 million children in low-income communities through teachers who commit to teaching for two years.
In recent years, princeton officials say, the most-requested thesis has been wendy kopp's 1989 proposal for a peace corps-like program to place teachers in struggling schools kopp famously used her thesis as a blueprint for teach for america, which has placed 20,000 young teachers in urban and rural. 9, wendy kopp, founder of teach for america (tfa) and a member of princeton's class of 1989, shared her thoughts on the pressures facing the most vulnerable students in the united the organization started as a product of kopp's senior thesis, which explored how to create a national teacher corps. In 1989, college senior wendy kopp was trying to figure out how to improve american public schools for her senior thesis, she proposed creating a national teaching corps that would recruit recent college grads to teach in underserved schools one year later, she launched the nonprofit, teach for america.
Kopp, who gave an assembly series talk here in march 2006, received an honorary doctor of humanities degree during the ceremony kopp proposed the creation of teach for america in her princeton university undergraduate thesis in 1989 she was convinced that many in her generation were searching for a way to. Teach for america began in 1989 as wendy kopp's senior thesis at princeton university learn about our history and accomplishments.