The Lenfest Foundation has awarded a $10 million challenge grant to a group that recruits teachers for distressed school districts in Philadelphia and Camden.

Teach for America must recruit at least 300 college grads each year in order to receive $1 million a year. The challenge will last 10 years.

"The money will be used to recruit, select, train, place and support professionally our teachers over the course of their two-year program," said Mike Wang, executive director of Teach for America, Greater Philadelphia.

Under the program, the teachers must commit to teach for two years in districts serving low-income families.

As part of the challenge, in any year recruitment exceeds 400 teachers the grant will be increased to $1.5 million.

The Lenfest Foundation, established in 2000 by media entrepreneur and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, is dedicated to supporting education, arts and environmental programs.

This article contains information from the Associated Press.