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.”

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achieve
201 Filbert Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
415.576-8100
achieve@achieveprogram.org


Staff

We are proud of our highly trained and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any staff member to find out about specific aspects of the program.

Barbara Bass Bakar, Director
bbakar@achieveprogram.org

Karen Iwasa, Executive Assistant
kiwasa@achieveprogram.org

Alex Rivera, Program Coordinator
alex.rivera@achieveprogram.org

Linda Perez, Program Coordinator/College Advisor
lperez@achieveprogram.org

Marguerite Rodriguez, Program Coordinator
mrodriguez@achieveprogram.org