Education Matters

From Harvard to Hartford: Welcoming Our New Team Member Daiana

For Achieve Hartford’s newest staff member Daiana Lambrecht, the long road to Connecticut’s capital started in her native Argentina and continued with educational and professional experiences across five U.S. states and a year in China. Whether it was teaching 5th graders as a Teach For America Corps Member in San Antonio, Texas, coaching teachers to…

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Being Accepted to College is Not Enough

Thousands of recent high school graduates across the U.S. are now enjoying their last summer before beginning college in the fall. While many will diligently complete the enrollment process by submitting deposits, selecting courses, and preparing for a move potentially far away from home, significant numbers of students from low-income communities who have been accepted…

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Saying Goodbye to a Giant

A former journalist who covered civil rights and school finance cases in the federal and state courts, Kent Ashworth was an incredible find for Achieve Hartford! back in 2010. In honoring his departure from Achieve Hartford!, we start by recognizing that we could not have become what we have without the incredible contributions of Kent…

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All In!—Transforming Hartford into a Talent Hub

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Last October we launched the All In! Coalition, a partnership between several public and nonprofit organizations designed to address Hartford’s talent needs by increasing high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, and post-secondary completion. Martin Estey, Executive Director of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education and a member of the All In! Steering Committee, has taken the…

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Weaver Alumni Want Future Students To “Bleed Green” Too

Many who have already visited the new website for the Weaver High School redesign come away with a sense of hope and optimism for the future of North Hartford. The redesign process for the new Weaver High School is back on track, and design specs for the building look impressive. But those who already…

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