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Achieve September 2023 Newsletter

The theme for Summer 2023 was “Celebrate,” as we marked the 15th Summer of Achieve. I feel like I say this every year, but it might have been our most joyful summer yet. Our students showed up every day, no matter how hot (or rainy) the weather, and truly gave their best both inside and outside of the classroom.

This summer was particularly special to me as we celebrated the graduation of Pride 13. When I came on as Director of Achieve in 2021, these students and I were new together as we all navigated a return to in-person Achieve despite the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic. As I said in my graduation remarks, this cohort “truly epitomizes the spirit of Achieve.” We are so glad they won’t be going far, as they have all made the commitment to join our second cohort of the Achieve Graduate Fellowship.

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Achieve June 2023 Newsletter

June is always a busy month at Achieve. While most of our Nobles colleagues are winding down toward a well-deserved summer vacation, our team is kicking into high gear preparing to welcome our summer staff and students back to campus for another six weeks of learning and joy.

The theme for Summer 2023 is “Celebrate,” as we mark the 15th Summer of Achieve.  Students will be celebrating themselves and their community throughout our advisory programming, culminating in the annual Field Day Lip Synch Battle, which is always a highly anticipated event. We also look forward to celebrating our oldest Pride (Pride 13) at the end of the summer as we send them off to high school!

In this newsletter, you will find information about our newest class of scholars (Pride 15) as well as our graduates’ summer and post-high school plans. It will be a busy summer for the entire Achieve community, but we are so excited about what’s to come!

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Achieve February 2023 Newsletter

A Message from the Director
Last month, we had the opportunity to come together with friends of Achieve and members of the Nobles community to celebrate the launch of our 15th year. As our team is busy preparing for our 2023 summer session we also wanted to share the remarks from the 15th Anniversary event with all of you.

We are so grateful for the community of students, families, school partners, and supporters we have developed since our program’s inception in 2007.

In partnership,
Reginald Toussaint

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Achieve in the Boston Globe, November 2022

Dailin Morfa hated the classes she was taking.

She had moved from Boston as the pandemic raged to attend Denison University in Granville, Ohio. A graduate of Brooke Charter School Mattapan, Morfa was used to going to school with other students of color and being among the top in her class, but found herself feeling out of place at the predominantly white university while barely staying afloat academically.

Morfa, a first generation college student, turned to the people who helped her adjust to the rigors of Brooke Mattapan, the people who nominated her for the selective Posse Scholarship, the people who had tutored her since she was 11: the folks at the Achieve Program.

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Achieve in the Dorchester Reporter, November 2021

The Achieve Program has just launched the application process for its 2022 summer academic program in which Boston Public School students spend summers at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham engaging in an academic curriculum.

They begin the program in the summer of their 6th grade year and continue participating in it through the college application process in their senior year of high school. During the school year, Achieve students spend two Saturdays a month participating in the program.

Reginald Toussaint, Achieve’s executive director, said the longevity of the program is what separates us from a lot of the others. Some places,” he said, “start and do a heavy focus on giving a lot of academic support for a short period of years, and then they transition to somewhere else, or they give a very specific kind of support—let’s say, test prep or high school placement, or college placement. We’ll make a commitment to each kid that comes into our program that we’ll follow you and we’ll work with you for seven years.

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