Achieve Tributes

Honor Your Teacher tributes are available year-round to express your appreciation to SOMSD staffers who work hard day in and day out to educate our children. Order yours today!


Educator Grants

All SOMSD faculty are invited to apply now for a grant to be awarded in fall of 2022.

Deadline to apply is June 30th.

So many ways to Achieve With Us…

No matter how you choose to get involved, we are grateful for your support. We hope you will consider a tax-free donation this year to help us ensure that all SOMSD students have equal access to every learning opportunity.

Donate today and Achieve With Us! 

Newstead 5K: September 17, 2022

Save the Date! We’re looking forward to race day at the South Mountain Annex School! To learn about sponsorship opportunities, email


Mission Statement

The Achieve Foundation promotes high-quality education that prepares South Orange-Maplewood School District students for the future. We support our students, families and educators by addressing inequities, inspiring innovation and fostering community.

Our priorities are to:

  • Champion Excellence: enhancing student experiences through meaningful programs, grants and funding that advance best educational practices
  • Address Equity: addressing the opportunity gap and unmet educational needs for vulnerable students in the District
  • Build Community: bringing together and working in coordination with stakeholders (students, families, teachers, administrators, volunteers, community at large) to strengthen and enrich educational experiences
  • Deliver Solutions: listening to stakeholders, evaluating options, and responding to evolving needs throughout the District

See Achieve’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan Summary

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