Teaching for Equity, Empowerment and Community Healing (T.E.E.C.H)

Entrepreneur: Muhammad Khalifa

Founded: 2021

TEECH stands for Teaching for Equity, Empowerment and Community Healing. Unlike most existing teacher-training programs that do not prepare culturally responsive or justice-oriented teachers, TEECH aims to address the disconnect between school and students’ lives and their communities by training teachers as community workers and advocates, and by increasing their capacity to effectively serve the communities in which they teach. By drawing on their lived experiences and connections to community, TEECHers will be able to center their curriculum, practices, and relationships around culturally responsive practices—including the trajectory of leadership, policies and priorities of schools.