Press About Aim High

We think our mission is important and newsworthy. News outlets (and the White House!) agree. Read some of our media coverage over the years that capture the depth and breadth of our impact.

Awards and Recognition

2018 Excellence in Summer Learning Legacy Award

For the second time, the National Summer Learning Association selected Aim High as one of five organizations to receive the New York Life Foundation Excellence in Summer Learning Award. Aim High is the first organization in the history of the award to win the honor twice—a distinction so new that NSLA created the title ‘Legacy Award’ just for Aim High. NSLA published their first blog post written by Aim High staff Alix Joselyn, Grants Associate and Alec Lee, Executive Director and Co-founder, Five Things to Think About When Prepping for Summer.

2013 Excellence in Collaboration Award

This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated successful and positive results in forming, cultivating and implementing a collaboration that serves to increase the educational opportunities for underrepresented students. To read more about our award, visit the National Partnership for Educational Access website.

2012 Community Leadership Award

Aim High was recognized by the San Francisco Foundation “for closing the achievement gap through programs that inspire a love of learning and a strong sense of community.”

2008 Excellence in Summer Learning Award

The National Summer Learning Association selected Aim High as one of three 2008 recipients of the Excellence in Summer Learning Award. The award recognizes summer programs exhibiting excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting positive development for young people.

2006 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award

Bank of America awarded Aim High the highly competitive Neighborhood Builders Award. Aim High was awarded a $200,000 grant for general operating support over two years in addition to a year-long professional development program for senior leaders.