Help Us Achieve More This Year!

More than 80% of Achieve’s support comes from local families and businesses. Your tax-free donation enables us continue to help ensure that all SOMSD students have equal access to every learning opportunity.

Donate by June 30 and Achieve With Us! 

We’re Hiring! Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program Manager

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The Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood is seeking a qualified, organized, and caring person to effectively coordinate and build upon the organization’s hallmark program.

Achieve Tributes!

Thanks to everyone who chose Honor Your Teacher tributes to recognize SOMSD staffers who worked hard this year to engage and educate our children. Tributes will be in mailboxes on Tuesday 6/22.

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
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