Through independent research, evaluation, and engaging the community, Achieve Hartford! creates urgency and shared responsibility for closing the educational achievement gap in Hartford.
What We Do
Achieve Hartford! was founded to build the capacity of our entire community to take ownership of and turn around its struggling schools in partnership with the Hartford School District. Research shows that while school reform must start internally within the school system, sustaining reform can only happen externally. Mayors, Board of Education members, and Superintendents change over time. Thus, a highly engaged community is required to ensure long-term school and student improvement. Essential to the different stakeholders in our community plugging in, is having really good information on what’s working, what’s not working, and how best to make a difference.
Vision: The entire Hartford community values and recognizes high-quality education and maintains high expectations both of the schools and the children in Hartford. We contribute to this through high quality research,timely and relevant data analysis, and deep engagement of the entire community. Our role as a "critical friend" of the educational system is seen as vital to the success of our city. Our impact is widely recognized in the improvement in educational and community level indicators.