Teach For America - Arkansas is so grateful for our supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for Arkansas students.
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- Corporate, Foundation and Public Support
Murphy Oil established the El Dorado Promise in 2007, a scholarship program that grants El Dorado High School graduates full tuition to college in Arkansas. In addition to the scholarship program, Murphy Foundation and its CEO, Claiborne Deming, have become champion donors to Teach For America in Arkansas.
In El Dorado, local community, business, and educational leaders come together to welcome and solidify their relationships with Teach For America corps members, alumni, and staff. Claiborne and Elaine Deming of Murphy Oil Corporation, host an annual welcome event at their house to connect all sectors of the El Dorado community. This time together raises awareness of education reforms in the state, and the important work that is occurring within their town. The event allows local leaders to meet new Teach For America corps members, discuss progress within the community, and give thanks to all involved in the local education movement.