Summer 2018 Sound Bites and Photos

Each summer at Aim High is remarkable in its own way. But, no matter how deft our description, our words don’t do the Aim High ‘magic’ justice, so we’ll let our students and teachers do the talking. Here are some of our favorite soundbites (and photos) from the summer: I used to eat alone, walk…

Aim High Corporate Partners Make Career Days a Success

Aim High Career Days are like Take Your Child to Work Day, except bigger and better! Thanks to nearly 20 companies and organizations across the Bay Area, Aim High students got a sneak-peak into the working world and met countless employees with unique and inspiring professional stories. Our students got to see firsthand the amazing…

Aim High Wins its Second Excellence in Summer Learning Award

Aim High is honored to announce that for the second time we have received the Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). We join five other organizations in receiving this distinction, chosen from 150 applicants nationwide. Aim High is the first organization in the history of the award to win…

Aim High Richmond: Living the Questions

On June 25th, Aim High opened the doors to its newest campus in Richmond. Nearly 70 middle school students were greeted by 27 staff members eager to welcome them into the Aim High community. Leading the charge are two site directors, Jesús Galindo and Elóra Henderson. Dynamic and passionate educators, they advocated for years to…

It Takes A Village to Inspire a Student: Help Us Raise $18,000!

Aim High is a village and we are the sum of its parts. Our program is not possible without you.   Help us raise $18,000 of community support before June 25th (our first day of Aim High’s 33rd summer!). Your gift will champion our passionate community across 18 vibrant campuses, and your contribution will be…

Reflections: Aim High’s Annual Spring Luncheon

On May 22nd, nearly two hundred guests gathered at The Olympic Club in San Francisco for Aim High’s Annual Spring Luncheon. The collective energy was palpable as attendees jumped into writing I Am From poems, an activity taken straight from summer curriculum. Board President Shafia Zaloom led guests through the exercise and shared examples from…

Another Great Tahoe Truckee Reception for the Books!

Spring is synonymous with many things at Aim High; The impending summer program, excited middle schoolers and teachers, our annual luncheon, and last, but not least, our  Spring Reception in Tahoe/Truckee. On Thursday, May 10, members of the Tahoe/Truckee community gathered  to commemorate the students, teachers, and graduates who’ve made the campus by the lake…

The Civic Kitchen Teaches Aim High How to Cook

Top Chef contestants better watch out because there’s new talent in town: Aim High students and parents! This spring members of the Aim High community took their kitchen skills to the next level. The Civic Kitchen, a new cooking school for home cooks, invited Aim High to partake in a Saturday cooking class. At no…

Aim High’s East Bay Benefit – A Quick Recap of an Inspiring Evening

On Thursday, April 19, Aim High hosted its first ever East Bay Benefit. More than 150 donors, educators, trustees, alumni and their families gathered to commemorate 18 years of Aim High in Oakland and celebrate our upcoming campus launch in Richmond this summer. The East Bay Benefit honored two remarkable Aim High alumni, James Harris…

Hellman Foundation Grant Aim High SFEPC

Aim High’s Teacher Pathway Program to Benefit from Hellman Foundation Grant

Aim High is proud to be a founding member of the San Francisco Educator Pathway Coalition (SFEPC), which recently received the prestigious Collaborative Change Initiative Grant from the Hellman Foundation. On December 6, the San Francisco-based Hellman Foundation awarded nearly $5 million to four cross-sector partnerships working within health and education. Awardees, ranging in focus…