Nights of 100 Dinners

Nights of 100 Dinners has been moved to May/June, when more folks will be vaccinated. We’re suggesting smaller Covid-conscious outdoor gatherings or virtual events.

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Maker Madness 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us Sat, April 24 for a combo of “take & make” kits, STEM demonstrations and online coding fun. Geochaching is still open.

Find Take&Make kit instructions here!

Teacher Appreciation 2021!

Recognize SOMSD staffers who have never worked harder to engage and educate our children during this challenging year. Send Achieve Honor Your Teacher tributes!

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.

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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