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“Community Teachers Initiative is an organization that promotes, fosters and encourages scholastic achievement, educational excellence and intellectual advancement by establishing the Peter Greeman Scholarship Fund to benefit young people from urban areas who are pursuing a career in education; to aid, encourage, stimulate, foster and promote educational development through grants, scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students…”

Our Mission

Community Teachers Initiative supports the improvement of public education with “home-grown” teachers from urban neighborhoods. We do this by increasing the numbers of high-caliber, culturally-connected teachers in urban classrooms who are rooted in the urban community. This improves the effectiveness of public education. CTI recruits, develops, and nurtures culturally-connected teachers committed to the empowerment of students and the transformation of public education to better meet the future.