Rising to the Challenge and Raising Our Expectations

Published on June 27th, 2017  – VPP Blog Dear Colleagues, This month, I was honored to welcome many members of our community to a VPP…

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Field Day RVA featured on WTVR-6

Relive your youth at Field Day RVA Posted on 5.24.18 | WTVR-6 RICHMOND, Va – Teams of 5-8 people will compete in events like a water balloon…

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Baltimore Executive Director interviewed on CharmTV!

Aired on March 6, 2018 | CharmTv Baltimore    

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VPP partnership featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Published on 2.4.18  by M.J. Prest| Chronicle of Philanthropy Venture Philanthropy Partners $930,000 to Higher Achievement to enhance its…

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Baltimore ED wrote Op-Ed for Baltimore Sun

Published on 12.31.17  by Traci Callender| Baltimore Sun t is difficult to understand how our government has become so disjointed from the needs…

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Baltimore mentor featured in the Daily Record!

Squeezing in volunteer work between billable hours Published on 12.13.17 | The Daily Record While those of us who work for the government are…

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Higher Achievement’s Going Places Gala featured in Bisnow

Going Places Gala Published on November 09, 2017 by Trevor Holler | BisNow The Warner Theatre was the place to be Nov. 1, where Higher…

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Staff and volunteers highlighted on University of Richmond blog!

Opening Doors in Richmond Published on 11.30.17 | University of Richmond Newsroom Later this year, Higher Achievement Richmond, which opened its…

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DC Scholars featured on One World Education Blog!

Summer Learning Success for One World Published on 8.30.17 by Agustina Moppett | One World Education At the beautifully renovated…

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Higher Achievement featured on Fast Company

How to Fix the Nonprofit World’s “Innovation-Aspiration” Problem Nonprofits know they need to change–but they’re pretty sure they don’t know…

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Richmond Scholars Chant on CBS 6 Building Better Minds

How Hundreds of Richmond Students Built Better Minds Over the Summer Published on August 23, 2017 | CBS 6TV RICHMOND, Va. — School is about…

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Higher Achievement's catalytic leadership featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

Is Your Nonprofit Built for Sustained Innovation? Published on August 1, 2017 by Nidhi Sahni, Laura Lanzerotti, Amira Bliss, & Daniel Pike |…

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DC Scholars featured on GW Law blog

Middle School Students Visit GW Law for a Mock Trial Published on 8.8.17 | bit.ly/2vFMM3m | GW Law Middle schools students of the D.C. Higher…

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Higher Achievement Scholar on iHeartRadio

Seventh grader, Talia B. had the unique chance to record a public service announcement (PSA) on how important summer programs are to her. Talia’s PSA…

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Higher Achievement Alumna speaks on Capitol Hill

Thanks to our partnership with the National Summer Learning Association, Higher Achievement alumna and rising high school senior Diana Ortiz…

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Chief of Programs on Kojo Nnamdi Show

How Parents Can Combat ‘Summer Slide’ Over Vacation Aired on 7.19.17 | Kojo Nnamdi Show | bit.ly/2v2Zqso Studies show that kids experience…

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Budget cuts will impact our scholars! Take action.

Federal and local funds supporting Higher Achievement are in jeopardy and the Baltimore City Public Schools system is facing a deficit not just this…

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Richmond Times-Dispatch visits Higher Achievement

Richmond-area after-school programs targeted by Trump budget cuts Published by K. Burnell Evans on 4.7.17| Richmond Times-Dispatch Tyren…

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DC Executive Director named in Washingtonian's 40 Under 40

Published by Washingtonian Staff on 4.5.17 | Washingtonian Katherine Roboff 36, Executive director, Higher Achievement “Nobody likes middle…

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Higher Acheivement featured on Alexandria News

Cooke Foundation Awards $225,000 In Good Neighbor Grants Published on March 23rd 2017 | bit.ly/2o1fp7G | Alexandria News The Jack Kent…

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Higher Achievement CEO redefines school choice in Washington Post op-ed

The District offers an object lesson on school choice done right Published on March 3,2017 by Lynsey Wood Jeffries wapo.st/2lx6MRu | Washington…

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Richmond scholar poets featured on ABC News 8!

Standing room only as students perform original poetry Published on March 2, 3017 | bit.ly/2mgNwab | ABC News 8 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)…

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Dr. Tim Tooten of WBAL will emcee the 2017 Baltimore Love Out Loud!

This year’s Baltimore Love Out Loud has a very special guest: Dr. Tim Tooten, from news channel WBAL! Dr. Tooten is Baltimore’s only full-time…

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Richmond staff and scholar featured on WCVE!

Out-of-School Program Aims to Close Opportunity Gap Published on January 11, 2017 by Catherine Komp | bit.ly/2jnjZaP | WCVE’s Idea…

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We're in the news! Check out Traci Callender's op-ed in the Baltimore Sun!

On January 3rd, 2017, Higher Achievement’s Baltimore Executive Director, Traci Callender, was featured in the Baltimore Sun for this op-ed. Sharing…

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Higher Achievement mentioned in the New Pittsburgh Courier

McAuley Ministries awards more than $480,000 in grants to nonprofits Published on 1.2.17 | bit.ly/2hOiwLN | New Pittsburgh…

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The Leadership of BGE

Higher Achievement’s work would not be possible without the crucial support of dedicated funders and partners. We are especially grateful for the…

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Baltimore ED featured on Comcast Newsmakers!

Recorded on 11/08/16 | bit.ly/2gMCh4n | Comcast Newsmakers Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Traci Callender, the Executive Director of Higher Achievement…

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DC's Going Places Gala featured in BisNow!

Going Places Gala Raises $1.4M! Published by Ethan Rothstein on 11/4/16 | bit.ly/2fXE4pM | Bisnow Wednesday night, the commercial real estate…

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SAVE THE DATE: the 2017 Baltimore Love Out Loud is coming March 23rd!

You are invited to the 8th Annual Baltimore Love Out Loud! Evenings like Love Out Loud provide scholars the opportunity to develop into the…

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Board Chair Mitchell Schear featured in BisNow!

Mitchell Schear to be Honored at Going Places Gala Published on 10.19.16 | bit.ly/2emiKYp | BisNow Higher Achievement, one of DC real…

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Pittsburgh United Way partnership highlighted on WESA.FM

Local Children’s Organizations Get A Boost From United Way Partnership Published on August 19, 2016 by Nicole Fallert | bit.ly/2bIGHa0 | 90.6…

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Richmond ED Tyren Frazier featured on Comcast NewsMakers

Published on August 2, 2016 | bit.ly/2b5VcYX | Comcast Newsmakers  

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Pittsburgh Olympics of the Mind on KDKA!

On Tuesday, August 2, Pittsburgh’s scholars from the Hill District, Homewood, and West End Achievement Centers participated in the 4th Annual…

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Baltimore scholars featured in the Baltimore Sun

UMBC women’s basketball players share more than their sport Published on July 2, 2016 by Edward Lee | bsun.md/2aVCu6F | Baltimore Sun UMBC power…

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Henrico expansion featured in Richmond Biz Sense

DC nonprofit expands into Henrico Published by Michael Shaw on July 29, 2016 |bit.ly/2ajayn5 |Richmond Biz Sense An afterschool nonprofit program…

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Wilder Achievement Center featured on NBC 12

Dozens of Henrico middle schoolers join program to focus on college Published on July 26, 2016 by Ashley Monfort | bit.ly/2a2bwsG | NBC…

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DC Center Director featured on US Department of Education Blog

Building a Summer Stride, not a Summer Slide Published on 7/15/2016 by Tawana Bostic | bit.ly/29SX86R | US Department of Educaiton School’s…

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Mayer Brown mock trial featured in BisNow!

Middle Schoolers Run Mayer Brown’s Mock Trial Published on July 13, 2016 by Roksana Slavinsky | bit.ly/29Lt76J | BisNow For the sixth year…

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CBS6 promotes Higher Achievement's Field Day RVA!

Published on June 1, 2016 | bit.ly/1ZvcNrw | CBS 6

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Higher Achievement won the 2016 AIM Award!

We are thrilled to share that today, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement announced that Higher Achievement is the winner of the 2016 Advancement in…

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Op-Ed: Stop reducing Baltimore kids to headlines

Once again, Baltimore is in the national news. Headlines read: teen “boy shot by police.” Beyond headlines, we are again subject to police press conferences, blurry hand held videos, round the clock coverage repeating the incomplete and conflicting stories and explosive social media coverage. Like last year, there is a sense that something is about to happen.

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Citizen Science Lab In Pittsburgh

Each Thursday at Pittsburgh’s Hill District Achievement Center, Citizen Science Lab staff meet with scholars and teach hands-on science lessons. Citizen Science Lab is Pittsburgh’s first and only community life sciences laboratory.

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Higher Achievement featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Published on March 16, 2016 by Eden Stiffman bit.ly/1TUAYjz | Chronicle of Philanthropy New York Life Foundation $1.89 million to Higher…

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Higher Achievement featured in the Chronicle of Social Change

Higher Achievement Nabs $1.9M Afterschool/Summer Grant Published on March 12, 2016 by John Kelly bit.ly/21zzKcM | Chronicle of Social Change The…

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Higher Achievement featured on Inside Philanthropy

“The Program is Working.” Why this Funder is Upping Its Investment in Afterschool Published on March 11, 2016 by Tracey DeFrancesco bit.ly/1UHm673 |…

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Pittsburgh Center Director letter featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Media should cover positive events at University Prep Published on March 4, 2016 by Sean Farr | bit.ly/1UF1TPr | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As I…

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Higher Achievement featured in White House New Summer Opportunity Project

Published on February 25, 2016 | 1.usa.gov/1QGwDK5 | White House The Summer Opportunity Project will give young people access to their…

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Washington Post features scholars' thoughts on love!

Tweens’ take on Valentine’s Day: Get over yourselves, grown-ups Published on February 11, 2016 by Petula Dvorak http://wapo.st/1WhRAPF | Washington…

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DeRay Mckesson: from Center Director to Baltimore Mayoral candidate

For Higher Achievement scholars, DeRay Mckesson’s story has been an inspiration ever since he launched Higher Achievement’s West Baltimore…

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