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!
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!
The Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood raises funds to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in our community.
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 provided seed money for a competitive robotics program at Columbia High School, whose robotics teams continue to garner top awards. The program’s ever-increasing popularity prompted the district to introduce a robotics curriculum. This example demonstrates Achieve’s ability to advance and expand education by piloting enriching, innovative programs.
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.
Hundreds of volunteers have helped Achieve become a true partner in South Orange and Maplewood public schools. Consider joining a fundraising committee, volunteering at an event or tutoring a student. Or perhaps you can offer your skills in graphic design, data management or marketing. We can help you find the best way to volunteer.