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2013 Outreach to Teach

2013 Outreach to Teach at Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Hundreds of NEA Members Give Back to Atlanta Community
Future, current and retired educators rally to kickoff the 2013 Outreach to Teach project at Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Outreach to Teach Historical Perspectives

As a way to give back to the community, a group of 35 civic-minded Student NEA leaders attending the 1996 National Education Association Student Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga., started a beautification project by repairing a local school. Since then, during the week preceding the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, NEA Student Program members, with support from NEA Retired Conference attendees and other NEA members, have volunteered at schools in need of rehabilitation.

Over the past 17 years, Outreach to Teach has made a difference by helping needy schools in local communities hosting the NEA Annual Meeting. Public schools in the following cities have benefited from the hands-on Student Program project.

  • 2012 - Prince George's County, Maryland (Washington, DC metropolitan area)
  • 2011 - Evanston, Illinois (Chicago metropolitan area)
  • 2010 - Belle Chasse, Louisiana (New Orleans metropolitan area)
  • 2009 - San Diego, California
  • 2008 - Arlington, Virginia (Washington, DC metropolitan area)
  • 2007 - Norristown, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia metropolitan area)
  • 2006 - Orlando, Florida
  • 2005 - Compton, California
  • 2004 - Forestville, Maryland (Washington, DC metropolitan area)
  • 2003 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2002 - Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 - Los Angeles, California
  • 2000 - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1999 - Orlando, Florida
  • 1998 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1997 - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1996 - Atlanta, Georgia