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George Dong

Teach For America, 2009

Through his experiences as a Teach For America corps member, George (service began in 2009) found his passion lies in the intersection of public service and education. “AmeriCorps was not a short-term commitment but a lifetime commitment to service,” George says. While serving in the inner city of Chicago for two years, he was awarded the Teacher of the Year award in recognition of his dedication to education and to each of his students' academic success. George is now the Director of Operations at Teach For America Chicago. George has also started Education in Sight, a nonprofit aiming to give all low-income communities access to quality eye-care services. Today, Education in Sight has served more than 20,000 students. George was awarded Teach For America's social innovation award and the Yale School of Management's education business plan competition.

Director of Operations at Teach For America Chicago; Founder of Education in Sight
Chicago, IL
“To me, AmeriCorps was not a short-term commitment, but a life time commitment to service.”