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  • Jun 17, 2022

    Pride Month Spotlight: Dana Hurley and AF Providence Elementary

    During the month of June, we are struck by how important it is to uplift and honor Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) voices and stories. Pride Month is a time to celebrate the beauty, strength, and diversity in the LGBTQIA+ community and the importance of activism. And now, more than ever […]

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  • Jun 10, 2022

    Stephanie Goes Forward With Her Students

    Upon entering the classroom, Stephanie’s kindergarten students always look forward to a sweetly written message. That message reminds them that they possess an enormous amount of potential to shine and be themselves throughout the day. She possesses that too. Stephanie goes forward with her students. She is a source of light and encouragement to all […]

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  • May 31, 2022

    Back to Basics: Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Back to Basics.” According to Mental Health America, the theme aims to shed light on how more than two years of pandemic living, stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. At Achievement First, we know that navigating mental health during a […]

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  • May 25, 2022

    Our Hearts Keep Getting Broken: Enough is Enough

    A week after the heartbreaking events in Orange County and Buffalo and on the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s passing, we are again, shaken, frustrated, and despondent. In the words of Vice President Harris, “Our hearts keep getting broken.” Every shooting is another life lost. Families, communities, friends, and a nation are grieving the twenty-one […]

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  • May 23, 2022

    Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with AF

    Throughout May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In addition to celebrating AAPI history through books, we also step up and fight AAPI hate. From local fundraisers to rallies, AAPI communities are developing solutions to fight racism. During AAPI Heritage Month, we invite you to learn about the rich history of […]

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  • May 13, 2022

    Alumni Spotlight: Jasmin’s Pursuit to Give Back

    Last month, Jasmin received an official citation during a Connecticut Charter Schools Association day of action. Though the citation recognizes her tutoring work at Greater Oaks Charter School in Bridgeport, it is also a testament to what she values the most. And that is caring for the whole person and give back to her community. […]

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  • May 05, 2022

    AAPI Heritage Month Book List

    May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! For generations, AAPI communities enriched America’s history. But, according to History.com, the effort to recognize the community’s contributions only began in the late 1970s. After that, it took more than ten years to make AAPI Heritage Month a permanent celebration. The theme for this AAPI Heritage […]

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  • Apr 28, 2022

    National Arab American Heritage Month Book List

    April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM)! According to the Arab American Institute, an estimated 3.7 million Americans trace their roots to an Arab country. Throughout these thirty days (and beyond) we celebrate the rich and immense contributions of the Arab and Arab American community. In schools and classrooms, NAAHM is an excellent time […]

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