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Teach For America receives $10,000 donation from the Island Insurance Foundation

Left to right: Tyler Tokioka, President- Island Insurance Foundation and Jill Baldemor, Executive Director - Teach for America - Hawaii.

The Island Insurance Foundation announced a $10,000 donation to Teach For America-Hawaii, to support the nonprofit’s work in high-need communities.  Teach For America recruits, trains and supports recent college graduates and professionals who make a two-year commitment to teach in under-resourced communities and gain the foundational experience for a lifetime of educational leadership and advocacy.  The organization has partnered with schools in Hawai’i since 2006 and currently supports approximately 120 teachers who collective impact nearly 9,000 students this school year.

The Island Insurance Foundation donation will provide financial assistance for the ongoing support that Teach For America-Hawai’i provides to its corps members, who are public school teachers in more than 30 schools on Oahu and the Big Island in a diverse range of schools including Native Hawaiian Homesteads, military bases and charter schools. This is the fifth year the foundation has donated to Teach For America-Hawai’i.

Teach for America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, more than 9,000 corps members are teaching in 43 regions across the country while nearly 24,000 Teach for America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org.

The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance and is the only locally owned property and casualty insurance carrier to have a charitable entity solely dedicated to supporting the non-profit community.  Island Insurance is Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed P&C insurance carrier with financial strength ratings of “A” by A.M. Best and Fitch Ratings and is the only Hawaii-Based company to be recognized as one of the Top 50 property & casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for four consecutive years.  For more information, visit its website at: www.islandinsurance.com.


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