We’re working every day to ensure that more of our students have access to college and succeed once they get there.
Our programs supplement the academic preparation students receive with the financial and social/emotional supports they need. The strategies we pursue are rooted in best practice and focus on what works to produce the best college access and college persistence outcomes.
The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship
The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship is a need-based award designed to support APS students pursuing various postsecondary paths after high school. When combined with other possible sources of financial aid, the Achieve Atlanta scholarship should greatly reduce the need for students and families to take out high-interest, private loans to pay for school. The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship is an important part of Achieve Atlanta’s broader effort to dramatically increase the number of APS students who earn a postsecondary degree or credential.
“Achieve Atlanta has provided me with the best resources
that helped me during my 4-year college experience.
“Achieve Atlanta has provided me with the best resources that helped me during my 4-year college experience.
An unshakeable belief in our students is the inspiration and fuel for everything we do.
Champion for Students
Our belief in students is backed by action. With their dreams as the foundation for our work, we break down systemic barriers, earn trust, and build capacity so that ultimately, students can be their own champions.
Expectation of Excellence
Excellence requires effort, tenacity, responsibility, and integrity that lead to high-quality work. It is the standard we set for ourselves and the model we demonstrate to students and our community of stakeholders.
We cannot achieve our vision alone. We deliberately build partnerships that work toward common goals and create sustainable growth and change.
We are relentlessly curious and encourage thoughtful risk-taking. We must be nimble enough to pursue promising ideas, yet humble enough to learn from the outcomes.