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Higher Achievement - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA | http://www.higherachievement.org
Joined in December 2018

About Us

Higher Achievement works to close the achievement gap for motivated, yet underserved, students from low-income communities. We intervene during the critical transition to middle school by providing year-round, multi-year support for students in the 5th – 8th grades. As they prepare to graduate from the 8thgrade, we help them transition successfully to advanced high school programs that keep them on track for college. On average, 96% of Higher Achievement scholars who complete the program advance to top academic high school programs and 94% advance to college.


Founded in 1975 in Washington, DC as a grassroots effort to create learning opportunities for children in low-income neighborhoods, Higher Achievement has impacted the lives of more than 10,000 young people, and currently operates achievement centers in Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Baltimore, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, and Richmond, VA. Higher Achievement’s model of rigorous academic mentoring, individualization of services, and comprehensive academic support is guided by leading research for effective out-of-school time programs. Our focus on the middle school transition, academic rigor, and multi-year, year round exposure distinguish us from other programs. Higher Achievement's partnership model was recently highlighted by the Harvard Family Research Project, and the organization's focus on preventing summer learning loss was featured in an MSNBC special report, "Making the Grade". In 2011, we received the MetLife Innovator in Afterschool Award for Aligning Afterschool with the School Day, further highlighting the strength of our program. More information about Higher Achievement may be found at: http://www.higherachievement.org.

Higher Achievement works to close the achievement gap for motivated, yet underserved, students from low-income communities. We intervene during the critical transition to middle school by providing year-round, multi-year support for…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Location

  • 6507 Wilkins Avenue
    Suite 110
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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