Gaela Peters, Veteran Aim High Site Director, Says “See You Soon”

Beloved Aim High and San Francisco educator, Gaela Peters, is not saying goodbye, she is saying see you later. Gaela has spent 10 years with Aim High, including six as a Site Director for our Excelsior campus. She is a school counselor at Balboa High School during the academic year. On July 21, she is…

Dispatch from the Peninsula: The First Week of Aim High

  Jocelyn Moran is an Aim High graduate and current Issues and Choices lead teacher at Aim High’s Roosevelt campus in Redwood City. She is entering her third year at San Diego State University, where she studies journalism and Spanish. Over the next five weeks, she will be a guest blog writer in a series…

Christina Chase

Christina Chase Inspires Aim High Educators with Her Words of Wisdom

Aim High’s very own Teaching and Learning Manager and former Site Director Christina Chase set the tone for summer #32 at our 2017 All Campus Day at Marin Academy. Delivering closing remarks to an auditorium full of enthusiastic Aim High teachers, she encouraged them to be the educator “who makes learning and hard work cool.” We…

Kicking Off Summer with Aim High’s Young Leaders Board

A hot summer day? Unusual for San Francisco. The Aim High community stepping up for our students? Standard practice. More than 30 guests came out on a sunny Saturday afternoon to participate in the Young Leaders Board’s first event, a weekend BBQ. Alyssa and her guests auctioned off cakes for Father’s Day and celebrated Aim…

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….

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