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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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  • 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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  • Jan 27, 2022

    Meet an AF Alumna: Isabella’s Story

    Firsts and high achievements illustrate Isabella’s story. Throughout her academic career at AF, she read and did math above her grade level. She excelled and always did extra credit. She secured scholarships and recognition for academic excellence. At the same time, she started her own business, served as a mentor to her peers, built a […]

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  • Jul 29, 2021

    Meet Dariana: Future U.S. Marine and Veterinarian

    Recent AF Amistad High graduate, Dariana, is taking the road less traveled. Instead of venturing off to college in the fall like most of her classmates, she will enlist in the United States Marines Corps to serve her country. Dariana is excited to embark on this new journey, which she hopes will open doors to […]

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  • Jul 15, 2021

    From Student to Board Member: Meet Yashira Agosto

    Yashira Agosto graduated from Amistad Academy Middle school in the early aughts and feels the school helped set her up for success. Now she’s giving back to the community that gave her so much as a scholar by serving as Amistad Academy’s newest board member. We recently sat down to talk to Yashira to learn […]

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  • Jun 24, 2020

    For The Class of 2020: Senior Signing Day Video

      For the Class of 2020: You are an inspiration. You have accomplished incredible things under incredible circumstances. Here’s to the next chapter.

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  • Dec 04, 2019

    Class of 2019 Alumni Form Strong Bond in College

    Amadi and Aaliyah are both alumni from the Class of 2019, though they attended different AF Connecticut high schools. Their paths first crossed while they were applying to attend Wellesley College. Now, they’re roommates and enjoying their first year at Wellesley, and they sat down with us to share more about how college is going […]

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  • Aug 13, 2019

    Effort + Intelligence: A Scholar’s Story

    Daniel is a member of the Achievement First Hartford High School Class of 2019. This is a portion of the speech he read on Senior Signing Day. “Brilliant, but lazy.” Those three words could have very well defined my story, and they almost did. I’d be able to buy the school building if I got […]

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