Amgen Gives $1.8M To Teach For America

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, via its nonprofit foundation, the Amgen Foundation, said Friday that it is giving $1.8M to the Teach For America effort. According to the two, the funding will go towards increasing the number of math and science graduates who are joining Teach For America's teaching corps by 2013. Teach For America helps advance math and science in America's underserved public schools. The two said that the new funding brings the total invested by Amgen in the effort to $7M since 2004.