Newstead 5K

Save the date for  Achieve’s 17th annual Newstead 5K Race on September 21, 2019! Special thanks to presenting sponsor D&I Fitness and Kids Fun Run sponsor The Able Baker.

Learn more or register to run/walk here>


Save the Date for Oktoberfest 2019 on October 5th, 12-8pm. The event, organized by local business SOMA Brewing Co, with proceeds to benefit Achieve’s Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative, is family-friendly and free to enter.

Teacher / Administrator Grants

Principals, supervisors and administrators are invited to apply for an Administrator Grant now — due date is October 20th!

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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