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OneGoal Metro Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response

We have an unwavering belief in what our students can achieve when given the resources and opportunities to thrive. That’s why we are excited to announce the launch of the Match & Fit List Builder, an online college advising tool designed by Achieve Atlanta and APS. The Match & Fit List Builder uses APS student-specific data to help each student build a list of postsecondary options that best match their academic qualifications, and fit their personal, social and financial needs.

By |2020-05-08T15:21:52-04:00May 8th, 2020|Reflections - Blog|Comments Off on OneGoal Metro Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response

College Graduation During COVID-19

We have an unwavering belief in what our students can achieve when given the resources and opportunities to thrive. That’s why we are excited to announce the launch of the Match & Fit List Builder, an online college advising tool designed by Achieve Atlanta and APS. The Match & Fit List Builder uses APS student-specific data to help each student build a list of postsecondary options that best match their academic qualifications, and fit their personal, social and financial needs.

By |2020-05-08T15:31:18-04:00April 24th, 2020|Reflections - Blog|Comments Off on College Graduation During COVID-19

New Tech Helps APS Students Challenge Themselves for Better College Success

We have an unwavering belief in what our students can achieve when given the resources and opportunities to thrive. That’s why we are excited to announce the launch of the Match & Fit List Builder, an online college advising tool designed by Achieve Atlanta and APS. The Match & Fit List Builder uses APS student-specific data to help each student build a list of postsecondary options that best match their academic qualifications, and fit their personal, social and financial needs.

By |2020-02-05T08:55:40-04:00February 5th, 2020|Reflections - Blog|Comments Off on New Tech Helps APS Students Challenge Themselves for Better College Success

I Didn’t Let My Story End #BoldExpectations

My mom always had bold expectations for me, but I don’t know that I always understood them. She really believed in me, and what I could do with my life. I think that’s probably 50% of what drives me, and it’s a lot of what helped me deal with adversity in my life. My own bold

By |2019-10-25T11:58:13-04:00October 24th, 2019|Reflections - Blog|2 Comments

Doing the Right Thing, Together

Earlier this month, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) issued a press release announcing that the “Number of APS seniors taking SAT college entrance exam soars to 90% thanks to high school principals, counselors and Achieve Atlanta.” This year’s result is 33 percentage points higher than the Class of 2018. This is a huge deal.

By |2019-10-07T17:14:22-04:00October 7th, 2019|Reflections - Blog|Comments Off on Doing the Right Thing, Together

My #BoldExpectation: To Make A Difference

I was always an involved kid, doing volunteer work, serving as high school student body president, and I come from a family of people who are deep into the education world as well as that of the public good. Their influence and support has allowed me – and inspired me – to make bold moves. To say, “This is what I want to do; this is where I want to be, and I’m going to stop at nothing to get there.”

By |2019-09-23T14:46:11-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Reflections - Blog|0 Comments

Dreams Favor the Bold

It’s back-to-school season, and across Atlanta, students are getting ready for their first day of school. Some will be advancing a grade toward high school graduation, while others will be stepping onto a college campus in pursuit of a degree. During this season, at Achieve Atlanta we spend a lot of time anchoring ourselves in our vision. Our North Star. Our view of the future we want to see. Or as we like to say at Achieve Atlanta, our Bold Expectation.

By |2019-08-09T10:50:58-04:00August 9th, 2019|Reflections - Blog|0 Comments

Yes, College is Still Relevant

The admission cheating revelations and arrests show that college is highly valuable. Look at the lengths that wealthy parents – whose kids are already wealthy – will go to in order to get them into the “right” schools.When I first read about the college admission cheating scam, my initial instinct was to run to Facebook and post, “Shoutout to all my affirmative action peeps who got into college without bribes!” I also saw similar self-congratulatory posts from many groups about how they had “made it on our own.” But I quickly realized that we were all missing the point. For each of us who “figured it out” by ourselves, there were countless other poor and disenfranchised kids who couldn’t.

By |2019-03-18T09:44:27-04:00March 15th, 2019|Reflections - Blog|0 Comments

Being What We Ought To Be

In preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I reread the text of a sermon MLK gave days before his assassination, entitled Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution. One section stood out for me.  Dr. King, referencing the Declaration of Independence, extolled: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’ But if a man doesn’t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty nor the possibility for the pursuit of happiness. He merely exists. We are coming to ask America to be true to the huge promissory note that it signed years ago.

By |2019-01-21T21:05:38-04:00January 21st, 2019|Reflections - Blog|Comments Off on Being What We Ought To Be

Believe. Expect. Achieve – Another Year Working Together For Our Students

‘Tis the season at Achieve Atlanta! We’re busily working to close out the fall semester on a strong footing, reflecting on what we’ve learned and accomplished in 2018, and setting our intentions for the new year. During 2018, we served more than 6,000Atlanta Public Schools students and graduates. We worked to help them get to college, pay for college and succeed in college.

By |2018-12-14T17:40:19-04:00December 14th, 2018|Reflections - Blog|0 Comments
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