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Achievement First was founded on a central core belief: all children, regardless of race or economic status, deserve access to a great education. With that access, our students are excelling.

Our goal is to help all students achieve their big dreams. We’re here to help them develop the skills they need to graduate from top colleges, succeed in a competitive world and serve as the next generation of leaders in our community. And we are committed to serving all students—including students with disabilities and English Language Learners. Our students are “our why.” They are the reason we do what we do, every day.


    “I used to struggle with words. Now I love writing stories. I also love math, my favorite part is adding and subtracting.”

    Christopher, Student at Amistad Academy Elementary

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    “My mom applied in the Achievement First lottery for three years and I finally got in. I love it here because I can't wait to see what I'll learn tomorrow.”

    Daniel, Student at AF Providence Mayoral Academy Middle

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    “I used to be too shy to share my answers in class. But here, I've developed my confidence. I am always sharing my thinking, and I know I want to go into math or medicine.”

    Donisha, Student at AF East Brooklyn High

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