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

 

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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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Our Supporters