Customers can also join in Teach For America's effort to close the achievement gap through a dedicated jcp cares page on www.BroadCause.com, a social media platform dedicated to activating, accelerating and aggregating passionate communities around cause-based initiatives. Additionally, customers will also be able to support Teach for America in September through the Facebook social game, WeTopia. Created by Sojo Studios, WeTopia allows players to connect with friends, build a virtual town and spend a unique form of currency called "Joy" that spreads real-world aid to various non profits around the world. Furthermore, customers can make donations to Teach For America online at jcp.com/jcpcares and find more information about jcpenney's philanthropic commitments.
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About Teach for America: Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, more than 10,000 corps members are teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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