Higher Achievement has assembled a team of passionate social justice advocates to lead our scholars in becoming life-long learners.

From our dedicated staff to the National Board of Directors to the affiliate Boards of Advisors, the vision we’re working toward wouldn’t be possible without the whole Higher Achievement community.

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Derrick Sydnor

Center Director, Mount Royal
Baltimore

Garima Bhatt Handley

Executive Director, External Affairs
Baltimore

Garima works toward increasing the number of Baltimore City scholars we support by leading development and fundraising efforts, expanding partnerships to grow our mentor base and elevating the profile of the program across the city.

“I support Higher Achievement because after-school activities have an extraordinary impact on the academic and career outcomes of students. I am committed to providing under-served students with every opportunity to succeed.”

Jonathan Smith

Center Director, Lakeland
Baltimore

Katina Burley

Volunteer and Scholar Coordinator, Mount Royal
Baltimore

Milan Harris

Volunteer and Scholar Coordinator, Lakeland
Baltimore

As a Volunteer and Scholar Coordinator, Milan ensures that our scholars, families, and mentors are satisfied. Milan also leads programming for our students, including math pods, mentoring, community meetings, and other Lakeland and Higher Achievement programs.

“I work at Higher Achievement because I’m committed to serving, uplifting, and working with children of color. I’m especially concerned with targeting inequities that children of color face.”

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