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  • Sep 06, 2018

    Alumni Life: NYC is My Campus

    Today, we’re sitting down with AF Brooklyn High alumna Imini, who’s taking on New York City.  Tell us about yourself! What have you been up to since graduating? Hello, my name is Imini! I’m a Brooklyn native, and I started going to Achievement First in 2007 in 5th grade. After I graduated from AF Brooklyn […]

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  • Aug 16, 2018

    From Achievement First Amistad High to Boston College

    Jose is a graduate of Achievement First Amistad High School. The most inspirational people in my life are from a story that started about 50 years ago. One of these individuals never went to college and the other dropped out of college. One of the two people I’m mentioning is the oldest brother in his […]

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  • Aug 01, 2018

    My Charter School Graduation Journey: From Haiti to Finding Achievement First

    Dab is a 2018 graduate of Achievement First Brooklyn High School. I still remember the sound of screaming mothers. I remember the dust that made it hard to breathe. I remember feeling afraid my house was going to collapse on me. I fled, yelling and screaming. I spotted my mom and dad, covered in dust […]

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  • Jul 18, 2018

    How I Found My Passion for Law: An Alumna’s Story

    Ryana is an alumna of AF Amistad High School and a member of the Lafayette College Class of 2020. We sat down with her to find out more about how she’s continuing to progress toward her goals over the summer. What is your major? Why did you choose that major? I am a Law and […]

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  • Jun 27, 2018

    “I Didn’t Grow From Concrete”: An Alumna’s Story

    Thalía is a 2018 graduate of AF Hartford High. In the fall, she will attend the University of Michigan. I am a lotus flower. I didn’t grow from concrete, I didn’t grow from rich soil. I grew from the mud under water. I was thrown in the water with weights on my feet. I was […]

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  • Jun 20, 2018

    “Society Will No Longer Define Me:” An Alumnus’ Story

    Miquell is a 2018 graduate of Achievement First Amistad High. I am one of the most dangerous and threatening black men that any of you will meet in your entire lives. Don’t let my twisted crown of locs or my muscular physique fool you, because under my thick natural hair is a brain designed to […]

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  • Apr 11, 2018

    The Climb Through College: An Alumnus’ Reflection

    “Climb the mountain to college!” As a 10-year-old kid going to Achievement First Crown Heights Middle School, I remember hearing that a lot. But I didn’t really know what that meant or how to do it. I remember reading lots of books because I wanted to be on a level Z by the time I […]

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  • Mar 14, 2018

    Life on Campus: An Alumnus’s Take on His Studies at Franklin & Marshall

    Tubyez is a 2014 graduate of AF Amistad High and a member of the Franklin & Marshall College Class of 2018. We sat down with him to hear about his life on campus. What is your major? Why did you choose that major? I am majoring in Film and Media Studies, with a minor in […]

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