Charitable Contributions

As Global citizens, we are committed to helping those in need locally & around the world.

Making a Difference at Home & Abroad

International TEFL Academy Charitable Contributions

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. 

Check out a detailed overview of International TEFL Academy's 2016 Charitable Donation.

A few of the charities to which we are currently or previously donating:

Disaster Relief & International Causes

Organizations that International TEFL Academy provides continuous support:

Reading in Motion

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!

2018 Donations:

All Hands Volunteers - Puerto Rico Relief

Hostelling International - Explore the World Travel Scholarship 

The Now Boarding Corp


2017 Donations: 

American Civil Liberties Union

International Rescue Committee


Rationall Food Rescue
The Heartland Alliance
The Night Ministry
WITS Chicago
Rainforest Action Network
National Park Fund
Clean Water Action
Trek to Teach

2016 Donations:

Reading in Motion


Pencils of Promise

Huilo Huilo Foundation

Develop Ed

Charity: Water

The White Helmets




2015 Donations:

Heartland Alliance  

Oxfam Unwrapped

Amnesty International

The Night Ministry


Other Ongoing charitable contributions:

International Education in Developing Countries  

Central Asia Institute: Their mission is to empower communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls; to promote peace through education; and to convey the importance of these activities globally.


Small Business Creating in Developing Countries: 


Kiva: 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.

Meet the Charity Team

Meet the ITA Charity Team

From left: Ian Kelly Davis, Paige Lee, Shay Ames, Jessie Smith, Havvah Holl, Lauren Davis, Erin Rydberg, & Bruce Jones 
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