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! 

SOMSD faculty members are invited to apply between Jan 5-Feb 22 for a Michelle T. Riecke Fellowship for summer professional development.

Coming Soon:  2022 Deborah Prinz Educator Grant recipients to be announced in late January.

Achieve Tributes

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.


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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