Angel Benjamin ‘19
achieve has not only helped me to have so many new privileges, experiences and opportunities I never dreamed of having, but the people there are making sure that I am the best I can be, and that I can succeed in whatever I try to do in life.”

Melissa Cervantes ‘17
“The greatest impact the achieve Program has had on my life is that it has helped me step out of my comfort zone and try new and challenging things that I never thought I would be able to do.”

Jolly Curameng ‘19
“As an incoming 9th grader, the summer school program really helped me to prepare for the upcoming school year. During the summer program, I was taught various reading and writing techniques, given an interesting and fun academic experience, and made new friends”

Fernando Delgado ‘18
“The achieve program taught me that giving back is and should be a part of your life. If you do not give back, then you may never receive the truly valuable things in life, such as happiness and fulfillment.”

Gaby Nunez ‘17
"achieve has taught me that giving back and helping other is something you should do all of your life. It gives you a feeling of happiness when you see others smile and hearing that your actions have benefited the people in your community."
Javier Garay
Javier Garay ‘17
"The achieve summer experiences have really helped me by keeping me productive during a time of year when itís easy not to be, and by creating positive learning habits that will not only help me in school, but in the real world as well.”

Marah Trujillo ‘17
achieve has had a huge impact in my life. One of the biggest things it has helped me with is stepping out of my comfort zone and doing things that I never thought I could do.”

Jose Rico ‘18
achieve taught me to help others and to see others as equals, no matter what their circumstances or condition might be.”

When a young man or woman becomes a part of the achieve Program, it is a connection that lasts a lifetime. After high school graduation, alumni remain an important part of the program. They are invited to attend annual events and share their experiences with current students in the program. Mrs. Bakar and other staff members personally maintain contact with many alumni.

To date, 186 students have graduated and 100% of those have matriculated to college.

Below is a list of colleges that our achieve alumni currently attend:

Agnes Scott College
Albion College
Allegheny College
Amherst College
Babson College
Brown University
Cal State, Bakersfield
Cal State, San Francisco
Carleton College
Centre College
Colgate University
College of Wooster
Davidson College
Denison University
Earlham College
Emory University
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hampshire College
Haverford College
Hope College
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Lawrence University
McDaniel College
Macalester College
Middlebury College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Stanford University
St. Olaf College
Smith College
Trinity College
University of California, Davis
Wesleyan University
Willamette University
Williams College
Yale University