• 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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  • Oct 16, 2019

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: A Family’s Story Part II

    We’re proud to celebrate the Hispanic culture, heritage, and traditions all year long. This week we’re even more excited because we sat down with an AF family to learn more about what Hispanic heritage means to them! Earlier this week, we talked to Iset, a first-grader at AF Bushwick Elementary. Today, we’re sitting down with […]

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  • Jul 25, 2018

    From One Parent to Another: Kindergarten at AF

    Kenneth Santana is a proud elementary school parent at Achievement First. I remember being in your shoes a few years ago asking myself – which school will provide my child with the best education? My daughter Inez started at Achievement First in kindergarten and is now entering the third grade. As Inez enters her 4th […]

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  • Jun 13, 2018

    “Don’t Let Anything Stop You From Achieving:” A Scholar’s Story

    In every school there are hundreds of stories of perseverance, triumph, and amazing growth. Shiloh’s story is one of those. We sat down with Shiloh, a fourth-grader at AF Hartford Academy Elementary, and her mother Prudence, to hear her story. Tell us about yourself! How do you describe yourself? Shiloh: I am funny. Funny and […]

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  • Sep 28, 2017

    What it Means to be Puerto Rican: A Scholar & Parent Reflection

    Joey is a seventh-grader at AF Summit Middle School. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with him and his mom, Sunshine Ortiz, to talk about the importance of culture. Why is Hispanic Heritage Month meaningful to you? Sunshine: We came from Puerto Rico, and not many people know the struggles that my family went […]

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  • Apr 28, 2017

    Owning Your Power: A Parent’s Journey Through Special Education

    Angela Tucker is an AF parent, board member and co-chair of the Parent Leadership Summit planning committee. When I think about my journey to owning my parent power, I have to think of my daughter Raina. She’s a sophomore at AF Brooklyn High, and she’s just like every other teenager. Raina does, however, need accommodations […]

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