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Red Ventures Announces Partnership with Teach For America

The company will provide support for Charlotte’s Teach For America corps members and alumni

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Today, Red Ventures announced its partnership with the Charlotte region of Teach For America, the national nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity. The direct marketing and sales company will support the organization and help increase its impact in the Charlotte community.

Red Ventures is known for its expertise in marketing and technology innovation, and will bring that expertise to the classroom to benefit Teach For America teachers, also known as corps members, and their students. Involvement will range from in-class lectures to assisting current corps members and alumni as they navigate their career path.

“Teach For America corps members and alumni have a positive impact in Charlotte,” said Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias. “They are committed to being true leaders in this community, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to help them reach more students and make an even bigger impact. With Teach For America, we’ve found an organization that has the same passion for their work that we do.”

Red Ventures will work closely with Teach For America corps members, both inside and outside of the classroom. Red Ventures employees will serve as guest lecturers in the classroom on topics ranging from “how to build a website” to “online marketing,” help new corps members acclimate to the Charlotte area, and provide career advice for Teach For America alumni who are looking for opportunities in different areas of the business community.

“We are incredibly grateful for Red Ventures’ commitment to Teach For America,” said Tim Hurley, executive director of Teach For America’s Charlotte region. “With this new partnership, we will be able to support more of our corps members and alumni as they work alongside other educators to ensure that all children in Charlotte have access to an excellent education.”

About Red Ventures

Red Ventures is much more than a marketing company it’s a team of entrepreneurial minds who are redefining the way people do marketing. The company uses its expertise in direct marketing and sales to effectively sell products across a wide variety of industries and product segments. It partners with leading companies in the consumer services, small business solutions and media/telecomm industries. Red Ventures has twice been ranked among the top 20 fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 500 list and in 2010 was named the best large company to work for in Charlotte. Founded in 2000 by Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein, Red Ventures employs more than 1,200 people in three locations. Learn more

About Teach for America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This fall, 9,300 corps members will be teaching in 43 regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit

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