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  • Feb 18, 2021

    The Unsung Hero Behind the Internet: Philip Emeagwali

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Philip Emeagwali is a leader in the field of STEM. The Unsung Hero Behind the Internet It’s hard to remember what life was like before the internet. Many people contributed to the advancement of […]

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  • Feb 11, 2021

    Making the World Around Him Better: Remembering Garrett Morgan

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Garrett Morgan is a legendary engineer and inventor. And he made the world around him better. Engineer Garrett Morgan Every driver who navigates a busy intersection owes a debt to Garrett Morgan. Before Morgan […]

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  • Feb 09, 2021

    What Greatness Looks Like: Celebrating Surya Bonaly

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Surya Bonaly is one of those leaders. Surya Bonaly is what greatness looks like. Figure Skating Legend Surya Bonaly Surya Bonaly redefined a sport that wasn’t built for her. When the French international figure […]

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  • Feb 04, 2021

    Doing What is Difficult: A Celebration of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is one of those leaders. The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. It is difficult enough to grow a love of science and math into a doctorate in physics from one […]

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  • Jan 28, 2021

    Starting Middle School in a Pandemic: Sebastian’s Story

    Tell us about yourself! Who is Sebastian? How would you describe yourself? I am a human. My friends say I’m really funny. I am always excited. And, I work really hard. Starting school in a pandemic can’t be easy. Can you tell us about school? I started at Achievement First this year, I’m in fifth […]

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  • Aug 07, 2020

    Scholars of the Year 2019-20 

    We are so proud of our scholars for their leadership and hard work, especially during these uncertain times. To celebrate their achievements, we asked teachers to nominate some outstanding students for the 2019-20 Scholars of the Year shoutouts.  Leader of the Year: Ly, AF Brooklyn High  Ly exemplifies leadership in so many ways. Her tenacity […]

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  • Jun 10, 2020

    Meet Nyah: Achievement First & Black Birthright Scholar

    Author and activist James Baldwin said, “if you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” The number of people who are deeply interested in tracing their ancestry is on the rise. For some, that means delving into archives and digitized records to trace their lineage. For AF […]

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  • Apr 29, 2020

    An Inside Look at Remote Learning: Elijah

    We know that our everyday routines look different now. Even though our buildings are closed, our schools are still very much in session. We’re talking with our students to learn more and share their experiences with remote learning. First up is Elijah, an eighth-grader at AF Endeavor Middle.  Tell us about yourself. I’m in eighth […]

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