The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America’s children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders for our communities. Our alumni program is a critical piece of fulfilling our mission of college graduation and supports two groups of graduates:
Achievement First Alumni Support is school-based and assists Achievement First alumni in their pursuit of collegiate, personal and professional success. The primary responsibility of our alumni support teams is to track, support and coach all alumni to reaching their full potential. Through advocacy, counseling and programming, students are coached to build character, independence and professionalism in order to transcend social barriers. Students are provided with the tools they need to develop as community-minded young leaders with a sense of integrity and life-long-learners who challenge themselves and others to exceed expectations.
Alumni support teams maintain regular contact with alumni and cultivate relationships with parents and key college contacts to ensure success. These academic and personal supports, coupled with enrichment opportunities, foster connectedness and bring alumni back to the community.
Amistad Academy Middle School Alumni Program
Joi-Danelle Brown Whitehead
Director, Alumni Programs
Achievement First Amistad High School Alumni Program
Phone: 203.772.1092 ext 13643