Achievement First aims to be self-sufficient on public dollars, but this cannot be achieved until we reach full scale and are funded at the same level as traditional public schools. For now, Achievement First requires the following types of financial support:
Ms. Toll focuses on the development and expansion of Achievement First and the success of all Achievement First schools. She manages the organization's internal operations and external relations, and her core responsibilities include strategic planning, principal coaching and training, talent recruitment and development, community outreach, fundraising, and board relations.
Mr. McCurry oversees student achievement across the Achievement First network through the training and coaching of principals, the development and implementation of principal best practices, and the evaluation of principals and schools.
Achievement First's core expertise is in opening and supporting high-quality public charter schools, which is why we are putting the majority of our efforts into this strategy. However, our mission to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for “all children” also obligates us to ally with other charters and traditional districts who still educate the vast majority of low-income students in this country. Achievement First has begun to test our ability to have a positive impact on students beyond those served directly by our schools by investing in strategic partnerships with others who are trying to do the same critical work. Most notably, based on a shared belief that the effectiveness of school leaders is one of the top drivers of student achievement, Achievement First and New Haven Public Schools entered into a partnership to train principals for district schools. The resultant Residency Program for School Leadership is currently in its third year of implementation, now serving emerging leaders in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport. With a goal of producing district principals in one to two years, the focus of the Residency Program is on both developing a new resident cohort and supporting graduates of the program in their leadership roles within districts.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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