Newstead 5K

Thanks to everyone who came out to run or walk with us and support our public schools. Special thanks to our 2022 sponsors!


Heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of the 880 friends of Achieve who donated to our organization during the 2021-22 fiscal year. Your investment in Achieve supports our students, families and educators in so many meaningful ways.
Find a complete list of our 2021-22 donors here.

So many ways to Achieve With Us…

No matter how you choose to get involved, 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 equal access to every learning opportunity.

Donate today and Achieve With Us! 

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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