The NYC Men Teach Mission
The NYC Men Teach initiative was created to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City through engagement and recruitment efforts.
NYC Men Teach is the nation’s boldest effort to diversify the teaching pipeline by recruiting and retaining 1,000 additional men of color to teach in NYC schools, where currently less than 8% of the teachers are men of color (less than 2% nationally). A collaboration with NYC Department of Education, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Young Men’s Initiative, and the City University of New York, the NYC Men Teach program seeks to impact people, practice, and policy around diversity in our schools and classrooms.
In addition to recruiting additional men of color and the differing perspectives they bring to our students and staff, NYC Men Teach builds individual leadership capacity and promotes educator effectiveness through professional development, personal growth, and a village of support to help male educators of color thrive and stay in the profession.