achieve is a year-round, four-year high school scholarship and academic enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families. By providing quality educational and extensive individual support, achieve increases the options and opportunities of all its students. All of the young men and women selected for the program demonstrate academic excellence and are highly motivated to change and improve their lives.
Currently, achieve serves 87 students and has a staff of five, including three credentialed educators, all dedicated to supporting and mentoring the students. The young men in the program attend Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda. The young women attend Mercy High School in San Francisco and Holy Names High School in Oakland.
Although achieve’s tuition grants enable students to attend private schools, the most important aspect of the program is the support given to students throughout their four years of high school. Mentoring, tutoring, cultural excursions, summer internships, community service programs, extensive college counseling and parent support are some of the services provided to ensure that achieve students are informed, educated, service-minded, and well-prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
achieve is more than an academic program. By broadening the horizons of the students through cultural, career, and community service experiences, they emerge as young adults equipped with the tools to lead better lives, to be leaders, and to make a difference in their communities. For the young men and women in the program, achieve is truly opening a world of possibilities.