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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.
Learning Coordinator, Lakeland
Baltimore Kayla McCabe
Manager of Program Operations
DC Metro and Baltimore
Kayla works with the Executive Directors in DC and Baltimore to plan scholar events, manage center logistics, and provide general operational support to both offices.
“I work at Higher Achievement because I believe quality after school programming has the power to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.” Mariana Rivera Camacho
Learning Coordinator, Highlandtown
Baltimore Mariah Waters
Learning Coordinator, Mount Royal
Baltimore Jonathan Smith
Director of Program Operations
Baltimore Josh Bailey
Josh leads the tremendous team in Baltimore, in service to our scholars and their communities. This involves overseeing our programming as well as organizational stewardship and development.
“I work at Higher Achievement because I believe in the power of communities and recognize the vital role schools, community organizations, and families play in supporting our scholars.” Milan Harris
Learning Director, Highlandtown
As a Learning Direcor, Milan ensures that our scholars, families, and center are thriving. Milan also leads programming for our scholars including tutoring, mentoring, community meetings, and more.
“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.” Natia Gordon-Howell
Learning Director, Mount Royal
Much of Natia’s role involves contributing to volunteer recruitment, training volunteers, facilitating communication with mentors, curating curriculum for mentoring sessions, and participating in the fun/excitement of Center!
“I work at Higher Achievement because…I have a background in health education, and so I support the organization’s holistic approach to academic enrichment and SEL.” Tammy McCubbin
Learning Director, Lakeland