Gaela Peters Shines a Light on Aim High’s Purpose at Shorenstein Luncheon

On Thursday, May 18 over a hundred Aim High supporters joined us at our annual Shorenstein Luncheon. At the event, Gaela Peters, a long-serving Site Director, reminded our community of the important work Aim High does every summer–and the promise and potential of Bay Area Youth. Read the text of her speech below, and be…

Discussing Summer Learning with Stanford’s Gardner Center

In 2015, the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford University conducted an implementation study of our summer learning program. On April 18, we discussed their findings at Data to Action. Using Aim High as a case study, Gardner’s Executive Director, Amy Gerstein, led a panel discussing the study’s findings and best practices in professional development, out-of-school time, and summer…

Saturday, May 13: Aim High Celebrates Five Years in Tahoe/Truckee

This year, Aim High Tahoe/Truckee turns five! We are commemorating this special milestone at our Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 13 at the Cedar Lake Sports Hotel in Truckee. The event starts at 6pm. It will be an inspiring evening as we gather to celebrate our impact and raise funds for the upcoming summer. In 2012, Aim High Tahoe/Truckee launched at…

Introducing the Aim High Young Leaders Board

We are proud to announce the launch of the Aim High Young Leaders Board. Created with the goal of expanding Aim High’s reach, the Young Leaders Board is an exciting new journey for our organization. The Young Leaders Board is comprised of 25 enthusiastic professionals representing the nonprofit, education, business, and technology communities across the…

Former Aim High Teacher Vince Matthews Selected as Superintendent of SFUSD

On Wednesday, March 29 the San Francisco school board selected Vince Matthews, former Aim High teacher and Site Director, to serve as Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District. Born, raised, and educated in San Francisco, Vince will return to the Bay Area after an 18-month term leading the Inglewood Unified School District near Los Angeles. Vince’s impressive career in…

Aim High Goes to the Warriors Game

Aim High students had the experience of a lifetime when they met Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Four Aim High students and their families were Curry’s special guests as the Golden State Warriors took on the Utah Jazz Tuesday night. Following the game, the students and parents enjoyed a meet-and-greet with the two-time league-MVP….

30 Years, 30 Stories All in One Place

Two thousand sixteen was a special year for Aim High—we celebrated our 30th anniversary! In the spirit of this milestone, we launched the series 30 Years, 30 Stories and took a walk down memory lane to celebrate the people, partnerships, and places that have made Aim High what it is. Explore there series here in one place! First off, we…

Stanford’s Gardner Center Studies Aim High, Makes Affirming Conclusions

It’s one thing to ask yourself if you’re doing a good job, but to ask someone else? Their response carries more weight, especially if they’re an expert. That’s why in 2014 Aim High invested in an external evaluation of its summer learning program. Thanks to a grant from the Louis R. Lurie Foundation, Aim High recruited Stanford University’s esteemed John…

Bay Area Wedding Supports Joyful Summer Learning

Eleven-piece Calphalon cookware sets, KitchenAide hand mixer, and monogrammed bath towels: All the normal trappings of a wedding registry. But this summer, a San Francisco couple took a different route. In lieu of gifts, Allison Broude and David Freidberg asked guests to give charitable contributions to area organizations. Aim High was among the nonprofits selected. When Allison and…

2016 Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cody, Uplifts and Inspires at Aim High’s 30th Anniversary Gala

On Wednesday, November 16, Aim High hosted its 30th Anniversary Gala in downtown San Francisco. The evening was a remarkable success!  More than 500 guests joined us to commemorate three decades of community, opportunity, and joyful summer learning. At the event, our 2016 Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cody, delivered a powerful and awe-inspiring speech about her role as both an Aim…

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