September 17th, 2016
Each September, runners of all ages transform the quiet, woodsy Newstead neighborhood of South Orange into a magical 5K race course to support all of the Achieve Foundation’s programs. Local families and businesses sponsor the event, and in 2015 more than 600 registered runners participate, the most ever.
The Achieve Foundation announced its largest annual distribution of funds for Teacher Grants to date: $70,155 to 68 teachers for creative projects in all nine district schools.
The Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood raises funds to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in our community.
Thank you to all who took part in our largest fundraiser of the year, which brought in $65,000 and many new friends to the organization!
Maker Madness is a free, hands-on interactive experience for families at CHS. Activities include animation, 3-D printing, electronics demolition, kinetic sculpture, catapults, coding, Popsicle stick bridges, pop-up books, origami, sewing and more!
Watch a VIDEO from Maker Madness 2016!
Achieve offers the perfect way to thank any staff member in any school! Tribute cards will inscribed with your family’s personal message and delivered at the end of the year. Your donations will benefit Achieve’s Teacher Grants program. Order tributes by credit card online ($10 minimum order) or by check by printing this form.
Achieve raised more than $450,000 to take the district’s renovation of Columbia High School’s historic auditorium to a complete restoration. Achieve’s funds paid for the painstaking restoration of architectural details as well as upgrades to the sound system, seating, lighting and flooring. Audiences can now enjoy performances of the school’s acclaimed Special Dance troupe, all-school musicals and concerts in a magnificent space.