Educator Grants

All SOMSD faculty are invited to apply now for a Deborah Prinz Educator Grant. Funds will be awarded by Feb 1, 2023.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 12, 2022.

No matter how you Achieve With Us, we are grateful for your support.

We hope you will consider a tax-free donation this year to help us ensure that all SOMSD students have access to every learning opportunity.

Heartfelt thanks to each of our 2021-22 donors.

Achieve Tributes Make Great Holiday Gifts

Honor Your Teacher tributes are available year-round to express your appreciation to SOMSD staffers who work hard day in and day out to educate our children. Order yours today!


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

See Achieve’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan Summary

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