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Paul Diego Holzer Joins Comcast Newsmakers

By Nyesha McCauley | May 9, 2016

Achieve Hartford provides education advocacy rooted in the belief that strong schools leads to a strong future. Executive Director, Paul Holzer, joins Newsmakers to discuss how critical shared responsibly is when it comes to educating our children.  

Urban Students Provide Quality Talent Pipeline

By Nyesha McCauley | November 30, 2015

For the average small and large businesses located in Greater Hartford, the notion that their future workforce will come from graduates of urban high schools is often more of a hypothetical scenario than a reality. But what if a business had a partner agency that worked with urban youth … Read the whole story.

Achieve Hartford Featured in Hartford Business Journal

By Nyesha McCauley | April 27, 2015

Finding top talent is a challenge. Retaining top talent is the challenge that comes after that. It is one of the toughest facing the public and private sectors right now, extending from government to nonprofits, and equally applicable to any Fortune 500 company. Read article.

Education Matters

From Harvard to Hartford: Welcoming Our New Team Member Daiana

By Achieve Hartford | August 15, 2017

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…

Becoming a Trauma Informed Community: Post Screening Discussion

By Achieve Hartford | August 15, 2017

Over 70 supporters jammed into the Chrysalis Center on July 26 to attend a screening of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The award-winning documentary revealed how toxic levels of stress in the form of abuse and neglect during childhood can have long-term health consequences on the brains and…

Being Accepted to College is Not Enough

By Achieve Hartford | August 15, 2017

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…

Press Releases

Achieve Hartford! Issues Statement on the Resignation of Hartford Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez

By Nyesha McCauley | September 9, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut (September 9, 2016) – Achieve Hartford! issued a statement today on the abrupt resignation of the Hartford Superintendent. Yesterday’s announcement by Superintendent Narvaez of her resignation sent a shock wave throughout our school system and our community.  While the tendency right now would be to let the resignation of our city’s education leader…

Achieve Hartford! Urges Legislative Action To Make New State School Finance Equity Ruling Stick

By Nyesha McCauley | September 8, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut (September 8, 2016) – Achieve Hartford! announced today it stands behind yesterday’s call by Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher for a complete – and long overdue – re-do on school financing in our state, which he correctly identified as riddled with policies “so befuddled or misdirected as to be irrational.” Here is…

Achieve Hartford! Inaugural event – Inspire Hartford

By Nyesha McCauley | February 1, 2016

Achieve Hartford! is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for Inspire Hartford, a celebration of the city’s highest achievers—it’s students. Attendees will experience an education transformation and see 21st century learning in action as they support improvement in Hartford’s schools. This inaugural event will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at…