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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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  • Apr 22, 2022

    Celebrate Earth Day with Your Young Stewards

    Happy Earth Day! Today marks the annual celebration of the one place we all call home. It is also a time when we take action for our planet and encourage environmental awareness. Everyone can make a difference and do their part in preserving and protecting the health of the earth. The theme for this year’s […]

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  • Apr 15, 2022

    Alumni Spotlight: Leslie’s Strive for Excellence

    Looking back at her academic and professional careers, Leslie says she would tell her thirteen-year-old self, “You are worthy and deserving of anything you want.” Leslie always remembered to ‘strive for excellence’ and worked incredibly hard to get where she is today. She credits this feeling of being worthy to her time at Achievement First, […]

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  • Apr 08, 2022

    Emmanuella Sees Boundless Opportunities at AF

    At Achievement First, we know that our students’ success is powered by the loving community around them. Additionally, we know parents are kids’ first and most important teachers. Working in close partnerships with parents and families, our students believe, achieve, and repeat. Boundless opportunities await within our halls and in the world because students lead […]

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  • Apr 01, 2022

    National Library Week Book List

    April 3 to April 9 is National Library Week! And this year’s theme is, “Connect with Your Library!” In an effort to promote the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology, resources, and books, the National Library Association (NLA) hopes this year’s celebration offers an opportunity for all to visit and engage […]

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  • Mar 25, 2022

    The Future is Present: Meet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

    This past week, Congress held its confirmation hearings for the soon-to-be U.S. Supreme Court justice, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Her nomination to the court is historic. When confirmed, she will become the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her confirmation does so much to confirm that the future is present. This […]

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