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Connection and Community

Aim High is committed to supporting our community during these unprecedented times. In March, more than six million California public school children were out of school. Many of these students have limited access to educational resources at home, widening the achievement and opportunity gaps even further. Summer is our chance to address these divides so…

Windows and mirrors: Aim High’s recommended anti racist reading list

In 2013, when George Zimmerman was acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s death, Aim High’s curriculum team worked all weekend gathering and creating resources our teachers could use the following Monday to help students process their emotions about such a clear injustice. The following summer, after an NPYD officer killed Eric Garner and a Ferguson, Mo. officer…

This is Hard, and That’s Okay

During shelter-in-place, we have been reaching out to our Aim High educators for guidance on maintaining connection and community. Today, we’re sharing reflections from Michelle Cody, an Aim High graduate who is the founding site director for our Bayview campus at Willie Brown Middle School. The interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.  …