Live Stream a Summit on 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, and today we’re discussing their findings at Data to Action. Tune in here at 12pm PST to live stream the summit. You will hear from Gardner’s Executive Director, Amy Gerstein, and other professionals in the field of education…

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…

Meet the Honorees of Aim High’s 30th Anniversary Gala

With Aim High’s 30th Anniversary Gala happening next week, now is the perfect time to introduce our incredible and inspiring honorees of 2016. Aim High is proud to celebrate the work of our Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cody, Distinguished Educator, Vince Matthews, and Visionary Leader, the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation: Michelle Cody – Distinguished Alumna Michelle…

Aim High Presents at National Summer Learning Association Conference

Michelle Capobres and Alexis Bayley, two masterminds behind Aim High’s teaching and learning model, presented this fall at the National Summer Learning Association Conference in Seattle to a congregation of summer learning professionals. Together, they led ‘The Teaching Laboratory: Embedded Professional Development,’ a workshop that shared Aim High’s teacher goal-setting and feedback cycle with other enthusiastic educators. Michelle, Director of…

Five Points of Pride from Summer 2016

Our annual report isn’t published yet, but we couldn’t wait to share some highlights of summer 2016 with you. Because of your generosity, this happened: We taught 2,183 students across 17 campuses  95% of students said they made a new friend 88% developed a more positive attitude about learning 86% improved their reading, writing, math, and science skills and 80% are…

30th Anniversary Gala: A Sneak-Peak at What We’ll Eat and Drink!

Our 30th Anniversary Gala will be inspiring and delicious. Here’s a preview of the amazing food and libations you will enjoy throughout the evening! Special thanks to Global Gourmet Catering. Purchase your ticket to Aim High’s 30th Anniversary Gala here! Aim High Specialty Cocktail Sky’s The Limit Bourbon, Lime, Simple Syrup, Muddled Cucumber and Mint Garnished with Cucumber…

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