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Higher Achievement

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Last modified: February 22, 2013, 6:31 PM


Higher Achievement provides middle school students year-round academic training and extends learning opportunities for middle school youth, guaranteeing underserved yet motivated students equal access to success in both school and life. Research from across the nation consistently shows middle school to be a time of extraordinary risk for children. As early as 1975, the founders of Higher Achievement saw the gross educational inequities and the vulnerability of youth during middle school transition. In response, they developed an intensive, rigorous, year-round academic enrichment program for middle school youth that promotes a culture that values academic achievement and a theory of change that is rooted in academic opportunity. Higher Achievement is partnering with new communities to bring its model to address the middle school challenge and the achievement gap in disadvantaged, urban communities

The organization has received numerous awards, but the most important measure of success is the results achieved by the Higher Achievement scholars. These results have driven a national growth plan to expand to multiple cities. Pittsburgh is Higher Achievement's third replication community. Higher Achievement hired its Affiliate Executive Director for Pittsburgh in July 2011 and opened its first Achievement Centers in June 2012.

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  • AmeriCorps VISTA - Volunteer Opportunity

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    April 10, 2014
    Washington, DC, US
    Higher Achievement is now hiring eight AmeriCorps VISTAs and one VISTA Leader! VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization...
  • Director of Development - Job

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    April 10, 2014
    Washington, DC, US
    POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for securing the DC Metro affiliate's annual revenue (to be d...
  • Manager of Grants and Administration - Job

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    March 26, 2014
    Baltimore, MD, US
    The Manager of Grants and Adminsitration will be responsible for securing a percentage of the annual revenue <X{(}>(to be determined each year) from foundation,...

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(202) 861-7753
(202) 861-7755
1701 K Street NW, Suite 625, Washington, DC, 20006, US



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