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…

Anne Murray Ladd Teaching Fellowship: Aim High at its Finest

Each summer at Aim High, emerging teachers are chosen for the prestigious Anne Murray Ladd Teacher Fellowship. First awarded in 2004 in remembrance of a beloved Aim High teacher, the Anne Murray Ladd Teaching Fellowship annually honors outstanding teachers who embody her spirit, passion, and commitment to social justice, and who exemplify Aim High at its finest….

It’s “Napa-ning!” Aim High’s Newest Campus Hits The Ground Running This Summer

It’s “Napa-ning!” This summer, Aim High launched its first campus in the heart of wine country. Eighty sixth and seventh grade students joined our program for its inaugural summer in the Napa Valley; all had a joyful experience. Summer Number One is a Success Two Napa educators—Jen Veveiros, a fifth grade teacher in the Napa…