20th anniversary digital timeline

In 1999, a group of New Haven community members set out to prove that zip code should not determine destiny, and Amistad Academy Middle first opened its doors. The 2019-20 school year marks 20 years of leading, learning, and growing as an organization.

To celebrate, our schools helped us make a show-stopping music video. Thank you to our amazing rappers, AF University Prep High student Jaiden and AF Apollo Elementary DSO Amari Thomas, our unparallel lyricist, AF Apollo Elementary Dean of Students Njumea Holder-Leali, and the incomparable dancers of AF Linden Middle!

We also know a lot can happen in 20 years, so we’ve created an interactive, digital timeline to share highlights and memories from our history. What did co-CEOs Doug McCurry and Dacia Toll say when they met with Joel Klein before opening our New York schools in 2005? What did the New Haven Register report about our 10th Anniversary in 2009? What’s new with our AF Accelerate programs? You can find the answers to all these AF questions and more in the timeline, so check it out today!

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