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Teach For America and Knack Join Forces to Empower Educational Equity

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This partnership aims to leverage the strengths of both organizations to further our shared recruitment, leadership, and career development efforts for students.

Tampa, FL, May 23, 2024
- Knack, the fastest-growing peer-to-peer college tutoring platform, is proud to announce its partnership with Teach For America, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to educational equity and excellence. This strategic collaboration signifies a shared commitment to empowering students from all backgrounds to thrive academically.

The collaboration between Knack and Teach For America seeks to capitalize on the strengths of both organizations to further our mutual goals of facilitating student recruitment, leadership development, and career advancement. Through this partnership, Knack will work closely with Teach For America to expand its already impressive impact, enabling access to more learners that align with their mission and impact.

Knack and Teach For America will host a joint webinar titled "From Peer Tutor to Pro Teacher: Transform the Tutoring Experience into a Teaching Career!" on June 13 at 12 pm ET. Hosted by Knack’s Vice President of Academic Relations, Page Keller, and Teach for America’s Managing Director of Early Engagement, Katie Stephens-Rich, the webinar will explore how peer tutoring can pave the way for exceptional educators.

Knack’s mission aims to enable equitable access to peer learning. In doing so, Knack develops partnerships with colleges and universities across the country to empower students to support their peers. These individuals who become peer tutors on Knack are able to develop and refine the skills that will enable them to become effective leaders after graduation.

“This partnership with Teach For America underscores our commitment to fostering academic success and leadership development among students from all backgrounds,” said Samyr Qureshi, CEO and Co-Founder of Knack. “Together, we’re not only providing immediate academic support, but also shaping the next generation of educators and leaders who will drive systemic change in education.”

Teach for America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders early in their careers, who have demonstrated evidence of the values and leadership necessary to expand opportunity and access for all children. In partnership with schools, families, and local universities, Teach For America provides ongoing professional development and access to an unparalleled resource and support network to cultivate the leadership skills necessary for systems change through classroom teaching. By joining forces with Knack, Teach For America aims to further enhance the support and resources available to the students they serve.

Through this collaboration, Knack and Teach For America are poised to make a lasting impact on educational equity and student success. By combining their expertise and resources, they aim to empower educators and students alike, fostering a brighter future for all.

For more information about Knack, visit joinknack.com.

For more information about Teach For America, visit teachforamerica.org.


Knack is the leading student success platform, transforming tutoring to prepare students for success – in the classroom, and the 21st-century workplace. Together with higher education institutions across the country, we deliver affordable, scalable, and impactful peer tutoring programs that ensure all students have access to the academic support they need.