Near & Far Aid, the Southport-based philanthropic organization, has awarded $25,000 to Teach For America to support its work in Fairfield County, the two groups announced.

Teach For America recruits, trains, and supports college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in low-income public schools.

Near & far Aid's allocation will support TeachFor America operatioins in Bridgeport and Stamford and brings its total investment in Teach For America-Connecticut since 2007 to $260,000.

Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County.