Scholarships for Y Educational Support

Achieve, in partnership with the School District, the Parenting Center and the South Mountain YMCA, is raising funds to ensure equitable access to in-person educational support, child care and enrichment programming at The Y for SOMSD families who need these programs the most during distance learning. Now through 10/31, ALL gifts will be matched by the Maplewood Rotary Club and Melissa & Philip Sheehy.

Achieve Awards $43,623 for 36 Fall 2020 Educator Grants!

Congrats to all the dedicated teachers, counselors and media specialists for their innovative and inspiring proposals to help students during these challenging days.

Mission Statement

The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood raises funds to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in our community. Achieve is a registered, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Many community volunteers join together to pursue its mission by organizing events and campaigns and by seeking corporate and institutional grants.   Achieve’s funds are distributed exclusively to educators in the ten schools of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood for classroom grants, volunteer tutors, professional development, innovative pilot programs and much more to enrich the learning experience at all grade levels.

Our Objectives

  • Support educational excellence and innovation.
  • Foster equal educational opportunities for all children.
  • Advance best teaching practices.
  • Encourage parent and community participation in our schools.
  • Improve facilities to further school pride.
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