The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) recently recognized the work of Achieve, a Nobles-based program that provides academic and social enrichment through summer and academic year programming to motivated students in grades 6-12 from Boston Public Schools (BPS).

The NPEA piece highlights aspects of the program including leadership, fundraising and partnerships. It also explains that the program serves more than 160 students from 30 BPS schools located in communities such as Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Charlestown and East Boston.

“Achieve scholars are motivated, resilient, and thoughtful,” Executive Director Director Nora Dowley-Liebowitz told NPEA.  Currently, 98 percent are students of color, 89 percent will be first-generation college students, and 70 percent speak a second language at home, she says.

National Partnership for Educational Access is a membership organization for programs that provide underrepresented students with academic preparation, placement services and counseling, and ongoing support to ensure enrollment at and graduation from college.

Achieve, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017, was also recently featured in an NECN news story.


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