Diversity Matters

Achievement First strives to recruit a talented and diverse team of educators. Teachers and school leaders who share racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds with our students are poised to be especially effective role models, and they bring an important perspective to school teams that enhances sensitivity and cultural competence. Achievement First also strives to create an inclusive working environment in order to attract talented people from all backgrounds—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and sex. We believe our students are best served by a team that represents the global community for which our students are being prepared.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement

Meet some of the outstanding Achievement First teachers and leaders who represent our diverse team.

Save The Dates!

Fireside Chat with Chief External Officer Chastity Lord hosted by The First Generation Community Group on Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

NY First Generation College Graduate Community Group Meet Up on Tuesday, April 2nd at Achievement First Endeavor Middle School at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria.






Learning from Others

Some teammates will be participating in an Education Pioneers pilot this year, which is designed to help organizations become stronger at identifying and championing talented team members of color. 

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond is a national, multiracial, anti-racist network from New Orleans dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. They are sponsoring several workshops for individuals who are interested in exploring what it means to be anti-racist. Workshop participants engage in a comprehensive exploration of how racism shapes American institutions, often without our conscious understanding that it is doing so. 

Achievement First and TNTP had the privilege of co-hosting a conversation with education reformer and civil rights activist Dr. Howard Fuller, who discussed his new book "No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform" at the AF Brooklyn office.