Making a Difference at Home & Abroad
International TEFL Academy believes it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place than how we found it. Our staff, instructors, and students are Global Citizens, and we realize how fortunate we are to travel and live abroad. We have a commitment to make an impact on the world, both large and small, by direct involvement or by simply spreading the word on what each one of us can do.
As a company, we commit a portion of our profits to international charities every year and provide free ESL lessons to our local community in Chicago. We also hope to offer guidance and suggestions to others on how they can make a difference in the lives of others around the world.
A few of the charities to which we are currently or previously donating:
Disaster Relief & International Causes
- 2016: Unicef - Ecuador Earthquake Relief: International TEFL Academy Ecuador Relief Campaign
- 2015: Nepal Earthquake Relief: International TEFL Academy Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
- 2014: International Education: International TEFL Academy Salutes Nobel Winners with Donation to International Education Efforts
- 2013: Philippines Typhoon Relief: GoAbroad Foundation relief fund
2011: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: Donations to American Red Cross
- 2010: Haiti Relief Funds: International Red Cross & Doctors Without Borders
Organizations that International TEFL Academy provides continuous support:
International TEFL Academy is proud to maintain an active and ongoing role in supporting Reading in Motion, a Chicago-based organization that implements cutting edge reading programs in Chicago area schools that promote literacy.
With the mission of “Empowering women, improving communities,” Mujerave has dedicated it’s work on a grass roots level to changing lives from the ground up. Currently operating in Guatemala, ITA has become involved in identifying community needs and implementing high-impact projects- including an ITA sponsored Greenhouse in 2017!
American Civil Liberties Union
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and diaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.
RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.
Other Ongoing charitable contributions:
International Education in Developing Countries:
Small Business Creating in Developing Countries: http://www.ikat.org
Microlending: http://www.kiva.org Microlending is a way to help people support themselves, providing a helping hand.
Providing Free English Classes in Chicago:
International TEFL Academy also provides free English classes in Chicago. This enables us to give back to the community while also providing students in our Chicago TEFL Class the opportunity to gain live classroom experience for their practice teaching.