Teach for America - a nonprofit organization that facilitates teaching opportunities in low-income communities for recent college grads - has grown from a small organization since its launch in 1990 with just a few staff members to one that now employs 1,700 people in 43 regions across the United States.

"Diversity is core to who we are, given that 90% of the children we teach are African American or Latino or Hispanic and are growing up in low-income communities," said Aimée Eubanks Davis, executive vice president, people, community and diversity with Teach for America, speaking in a session at the 2012 Great Place to Work conference in Atlanta.

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