Teacher / Administrator Grants

Principals, supervisors and administrators are invited to apply for an Administrator Grant now — due date is April 14th!

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. Our latest initiative is to Complete the Chromebook Cart at CHS!

Nights of 100 Dinners

For its biggest annual fundraiser, Achieve seeks hosts from the local community to hold parties in March. This year we’re extending our Night of 100 Dinners to a month-long event of dinners and much more! To volunteer or learn more, click here.

This year we kicked off our month-long celebration with a Mardi Gras in SOMA community party. 

 

Maker Madness

Save the date for Maker Madness 2019 — Saturday, April 27! Maker Madness is a wildly popular, free STEAM education fair for SOMA students and their families. Click HERE to watch a video of Maker Madness 2018!

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Annual Appeal Honor Roll

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Annual Appeal Honor Roll

The local community demonstrates its commitment to outstanding public education for all children in the School District of South Orange and Maplewood by supporting Achieve’s an annual giving campaign. Donors give generously, including some who join Achieve’s Honor Roll by pledging $1,000 or more per year for three consecutive years.  

 

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Nights of 100 Dinners

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Nights of 100 Dinners

For its biggest annual fundraiser, Achieve calls out to hosts from the local community to hold parties in March. This year we’re extending our traditional Night of a Hundred Dinners date on March 2, 2019 to accommodate events throughout the month. Hosts choose the kind of party that’s right for them and invite their friends and neighbors. Guests make a donation to the Achieve Foundation to benefit all of Achieve’s programs. Families and businesses can also lend support as event sponsors. To volunteer or learn more, please contact Christine Houseworth or Nicole Drury at 100dinners@achievefoundation.org. Special thanks to 2018 hosts and sponsors!

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Educator Grants

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Educator Grants

The Achieve Foundation provides funds to SOMSD educators for innovative projects and professional development. Annual Funding Cycle: Teacher Grants: October deadline for grants awarded in December. Direct Grant Funding: Donors contribute to Teacher Grant projects of their choice throughout the month of January. Riecke Teaching Fellowships: Awards for summertime professional development programs to be announced in March. Administrator Grants: April 14, 2019 deadline – grants awarded in May.

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Tutoring

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Tutoring

Achieve’s hallmark tutoring program improves the academic performance of children who are struggling with their schoolwork by pairing them with trained volunteer tutors. The initiative was started in 1997, based on the notion that children who are not reaching their full academic potential may benefit from the help of a free tutor.

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Maker Madness

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Maker Madness

Maker Madness is a day of free interactive activities including robotics, crafts, coding, woodworking & more!  Save the date for Maker Madness 2019: Saturday, April 27.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Watch a video of Maker Madness 2018!

 

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Pollock and Friends Concert

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Pollock and Friends Concert

Vanessa Pollock and her husband, Broadway actor Charlie Pollock, established a fund with the Achieve Foundation to expand opportunities for music education for all students in the SO/M Schools. To raise the needed funds, they, along with the Pollock Properties Group, host free concerts featuring “Charlie Pollock and Friends.”    

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Ted Cole Clarinet Project

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Ted Cole Clarinet Project

The Achieve Foundation is excited to introduce a new program for the 2018-19 school year to inspire and foster excellence in clarinet playing at the high school and middle school levels. Click the DONATE button to help us raise funds for the Ted Cole Clarinet Project, named in memory of Achieve’s former board president who was an avid clarinetist and community volunteer.

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