InGenius Prep Partners with Teach For America to Place Low-Income Students into Top Universities

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Teach For America (TFA) to help place low-income students into highly selective universities. The pilot program, set to launch this summer, will recruit teachers to identify and select 10-12 high school juniors from under-resourced neighborhoods to receive mentorship through the college application process.

Without financial resources, familial college experience, and community expectations to earn a degree, low-income students are greatly disadvantaged. For years, TFA has been working to eliminate educational inequity and improve the lives of thousands of children by recruiting recent college graduates and professionals to teach. Inspired by their mission and eager to contribute, our President, Noah Greenfield, was quoted as saying, “We want to help even the playing field. We want to give these students our tools, guidance, and support, all of which they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. We want to get them into their dream colleges.” In response to the newly formed partnership, TFA VP of Alumni Teacher Leadership, Shannon Wheatley, stated, “The goal is to give children in under-resourced communities the education they deserve, and that’s what both InGenius Prep and TFA are striving to achieve.”

The pilot program will pair students with former admissions officers and current graduate students from the top universities in the world as part of our financial aid program.  As a team, we will work on every aspect of the college application process, from every college application essay to every letter of recommendation to every interview. By helping these students achieve their academic goals and potential, our CEO, Joel Butterly, seeks to “empower” these students and to “change their lives for years to come.”

About the Author

Yosepha Greenfield grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Yale, she was the Captain of the Women’s Basketball team and the starting point guard. Under her leadership, the team advanced to the NIT tournament for the first time in program history.

Throughout her academic, athletic, and professional career, Yosepha has dedicated herself to helping people become the best version of themselves. She has mentored several young female athletes, promoted the importance of fitness through children’s exercise videos and fitness startups, and now works to help as many students as possible achieve their admissions goals.

Yosepha is also a six-time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do.