Meet our “Team & Family”: Peter Uwalaka

on August 26, 2014
Peter always knew he wanted to serve others; he majored in biology as an undergraduate because he planned to become a doctor. In his senior year, an elective course in African-American literature changed his life. For the first time, Peter felt a...
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Exploring our World: Five Resources for Middle School Science

on August 20, 2014
From the first day of school, every Achievement First classroom is filled with rigorous instruction. We support our teachers through engaging professional development sessions that begin nearly a month before students return to our schools, and our...
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Meet our Alumni: Julius, an Alumnus in Japan

on August 13, 2014
Achievement First alumni are attending prestigious schools such as Brown University, Yale University, Howard University and Williams College (and they’ve been accepted to more than 190 colleges overall). Our recent college graduates are pursuing...
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AF High School Students Learn About Technology With Summer Internships

on August 06, 2014
Every summer, Achievement First students take part in summer internships that allow them to learn more about future careers. Two AF Amistad High students—rising sophomore Devin and rising junior Dewin—recently interned with the Achievement First...
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The Power of Summer Programs: An AF Hartford High Student Reflects on His Cornell Experience

on July 30, 2014
Every summer, Achievement First students take part in pre-college programs, one of three summer program pathways that allow AF high school students enriching, low-stakes learning experiences beyond the high school classroom. Sebastien, who will begin...
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Meet our “Team & Family”: Stephanie Lyon

on July 23, 2014
Stephanie began working as a director of math achievement for the same reason she became a teacher: to develop instruction and relationships that help students achieve academic success. Her deep involvement in developing day-to-day math instruction...
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Building Leaders for District Schools: A Resident’s Story

on July 16, 2014
The Residency Program for School Leadership recently held its first graduation ceremony, honoring this year’s residents from New Haven Public Schools, Hartford Public Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools and Achievement First. The event also celebrated...
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Meet our “Team & Family”: Adrian Johnson

on July 09, 2014
For as long as he can remember, Adrian has been fascinated with computers. As a child growing up in Barbados and then in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, he always looked for opportunities to play with and fix computers. This passion led him to...
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Climbing the Mountain to College: Five Resources for College Readiness

on July 02, 2014
At Achievement First, our goal is to help all students reach the true summit of their academic climb: college graduation. In order to meet this ambitious goal, it is extremely important that our students know what to expect when they get to college...
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Strengthening a Team & Family: Developing Leaders at AF Endeavor Middle

on June 25, 2014
During a two-day Leadership Academy, AF Endeavor Middle parents, teachers and staff members engaged in discussions and activities to improve their school community. AF Endeavor Middle social worker Rebekah Adens and parent Tracylyn John-Howell...
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