Educational Institutions

Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • https://www.higherachievement.org

Mission Statement

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotol middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement's proven model provides a rigorous, year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

Main Programs

  1. Achievement Centers
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Founded in 1975, Higher Achievement operates achievement centers that serve hundreds of students each year in Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Baltimore, MD.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Lynsey Wood Jeffries

Keywords

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achievement, education, youth, development, leadership, smart, disadvantaged, mentor, tutor, urban, poor, gifted, talented, intellectual, potential, challenging, academic, opportunities, scholastic, opportunity, science, research, study, school, under, inner, inner-city, poverty, risk, at-risk, income, low-income, promise, Washington, District, Columbia, Gonzaga, graduate, scholar, evaluation, after school, out of school time

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EIN

52-1383374

 Number

5625584236

Also Known As

Higher Achievement

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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Program 1

Achievement Centers

Higher Achievement offers middle school students year-round educational enrichment opportunities through Afterschool and Summer academies. The organization’s unique culture and robust content model are demonstrated in scholar/mentor relationships, progressive curricula content, and academic extras - all designed to improve achievement in core subjects.  High School Placement services connects those achievements with the opportunity to attend a top high school.

 

Three components make up the year-round Higher Achievement model:

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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Budget

$5,427,138.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Founded in 1975, Higher Achievement operates achievement centers that serve hundreds of students each year in Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Baltimore, MD.

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HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM INC
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lynsey Wood Jeffries

BIO

Lynsey Wood Jeffries combines her commitment ot scholars with a strong background in nonprofit management and a passion for the work of Higher Achievement. She was a dedicated mentor for five years before joinin ghte staff in 2005, orginally serving as the Director of Grants and Communications, before bringing her broad knowledge of the organization ot the role of Executive Driector-DC Metro, and now as CEO of Higher Achievement. Ms. Jeffries is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2011, as well as 2010 American Express NGen Leadership Fellow. She holds a BA from Wake Forest University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh with a concerntration in Nonprofit Management.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mitchell Schear

Vornado/Charles E. Smith

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