Teach For America – Texas proposes to have 440 AmeriCorps members who teach for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of the over 27,000 students they teach. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting students in classrooms and schools. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area of Education and Economic Opportunity. The AmeriCorps investment of $440,000 will be matched with $14,532,776, $7,035,000 in public funding and $7,497,776 in private funding.