Author Archives: Eric

My Dream, My Future

Thanks to the leadership, vision, time, and energy, of two Achieve volunteers, Jane Kringdon and Suzie Montgomery, Achieve launched its inaugural Friday Speaker Series during the summer of 2012. In creating the Speaker Series, our goal was to connect adults … Continue reading

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Once an Achieve Student, Always an Achieve Student

Gigi, an Achieve Pride 3 student, and current 8th grader at Noble and Greenough School, created this poster as part of an interdisciplinary English/Art project. Love the Achieve shout-out!

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Thank you, tutors!

With the academic year coming to a close, and another round of Saturday sessions in the books, we would like to take a moment to thank our tutors, who dedicated their time, energy, and love to making Achieve a huge … Continue reading

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Achieve Tutor and TA, Casey McQuillan, recognized by Princeton Prize Board

Earlier this month, the Board of the Boston Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognized Casey McQuillan with a Certificate of Accomplishment in recognition for his work with Achieve. This incredible honor speaks to Casey’s dedication and commitment to Achieve and … Continue reading

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Achieve Scholars’ Goals

To follow up on yesterday’s post about setting SMART goals, we decided to share some of the goals that our scholars set for themselves at the beginning of January. It’s interesting to see the range of goals that the students … Continue reading

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Setting SMART Goals

I recently interviewed a very impressive young woman for a Teaching Assistant position with Achieve. Throughout her academic career, she has excelled at the highest levels, and her interest in educating urban youth brought her to our program. Our conversation … Continue reading

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Explaining the Grade Shift

When we created Achieve in 2008, we sought to address the achievement gap during the middle school years. Our desire to start with this age group was based on what we knew to be true, particularly for boys and low-income … Continue reading

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The Important Thing…

We often rush through our days, trying to get from one thing to the next; in doing so, we tend to miss the finer details that present themselves. How do we ensure that our students don’t fall into the same … Continue reading

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February Vacation Fun!

Achieve students and tutors recently celebrated the February vacation with a trip to Boston Bowl. It’s nice to take a step away from the books every now and then — we work hard, and we play hard!

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