Wendy Kopp developed the idea for Teach For America as part of her senior thesis at Princeton University. Now in its 18th year, the nonprofit organization sends 4,400 college graduates – including 18 SMU students in 2007 – to teach each year in 26 of the nation’s poorest school districts. The Dallas-area native will give SMU’s 2008 Louise B. Raggio Lecture in Women’s Studies at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center.
The day’s events will include a Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, free to SMU students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the evening lecture are $20 each. For reservations and more information, call 214-768-1384 or visit smu.edu/raggio.