Private Funds for Public Education

Achieve raises funds to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in our community. Special thanks to members of our Honor Roll and local business sponsors who provide year-read sustaining support for our programs. 

Achieve Annual Appeal

Eighty percent of Achieve’s support comes from local families and businesses. Your tax-free donation to the Annual Appeal will help Achieve continue to help ensure that all children have equal access to every learning opportunity Donate Now 

Vanessa Pollock and the Pollock Properties Group present a special family-friendly holiday concert

Featuring sounds of the season performed by Broadway performers Charlie Pollock and friends. The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $25/ticket to benefit the Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative for music programs in the South Orange-Maplewood Schools. Reserve your seats here.

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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