Educator Grants

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


The 2nd annual Oktoberfest at The Woodland, organized by local business SOMA Brewing Co., was huge success — family-friendly, great music, traditional German food, and brew to boot.  All proceeds will benefit Achieve’s Vanessa Pollock Music Initiative.

Newstead 5K

Congrats to all the participants in Achieve’s 17th annual Newstead 5K Race! Check out the CompuScore official race results. Special thanks to presenting sponsor D&I Fitness and Kids Fun Run sponsor The Able Baker and all our 2019 race sponsors.

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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