Our Mission

We’re closing the opportunity gap during the critical middle school years.

By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. Our History   _JHU9655-75  

There is no doubt that Higher Achievement is the most effective after school and summer program in the country.

Dr. Leigh

Our Strategy

Leadership

 

Lynsey Wood Jeffries
CEO

Traci Callender
BALTIMORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mike Di Marco
CHIEF OF STRATEGY

James Doyle
PITTSBURGH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Raj Kapur
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jennifer Niyangoda
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Allison Schafer
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN CAPITAL

Jessica Walbridge Richardson
COO

Thalia Washington
DC METRO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

National Team             Baltimore Team             DC Metro Team           Pittsburgh Team            Richmond Team

Board of Directors

John Boochever – Treasurer Oliver Wyman Mark DeBord Douglas Donatelli Rick England Madison Wealth Management Swata Gandhi DAP Products, Inc. Lamont Gordon Jackie Robinson Foundation Heather Harding Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Julie Herwig New York Life
Christine Lattanzio PwC Chris Leech – Board Chair McKinsey & Company Willie McKinney Altria Shane Santo Mulhern Education Consultant Sherry Rhodes – Secretary Ade Sawyer Weber Shandwick Mitchell Schear – Vice Chair JBG SMITH

Supporters

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