Help Us Achieve More!

80% of Achieve’s support comes from local families and businesses. Your tax-free donation before 12/31 will enable us continue to help ensure that all SOMSD students have equal access to every learning opportunity

Donate Now and Achieve With Us! 

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, ALL gifts will be matched by the Maplewood Rotary Club and Melissa & Philip Sheehy.

The Holiday Season is a Perfect time to Thank a Teacher!

Recognize the SOMSD staff who have worked so hard to keep our students engaged and educated during this unprecedented year. Send Achieve Honor Your Teacher tributes!

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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