About Us

Our Mission

We seek to close opportunity gaps for students throughout Miami-Dade by providing meaningful educational and enrichment programs that demonstrate the power of students learning with and from each other.

Our Story

Achieve Miami is dedicated to fostering a transformational education ecosystem in Miami. Together with partners from the public and private sector, Achieve Miami designs and manages programs that bring together members from various parts of the community to extend learning opportunities for students, teachers, and community leaders.

In 2015, Achieve Miami launched it’s inaugural program, then called “Baby Bulls,” which brought together elementary and high school students to learn together on Saturdays. This program, now known as Achieve Saturdays, demonstrated the power of connection between students of different ages and backgrounds to accelerate learning for all. Since then, Achieve Miami’s work has evolved to include year-round programs for both elementary and high school students throughout Miami-Dade that promote literacy, music, college readiness, service, and leadership. Collectively, we’ve engaged thousands of students from diverse backgrounds in meaningful educational and connection experiences at school sites in Little Haiti, Brownsville, Overtown, Liberty City, and Homestead as well as through virtual channels.

During the COVID pandemic, Achieve Miami has continued to provide meaningful educational programming for elementary and high school students through virtual workshops and after-school programs. In addition, we host regular food distribution events at our partner school sites in coordination with Bridge to Hope to ensure that our students and families have access to healthy food during these challenging times. Watch the video below to learn more about what we’re up at Achieve Miami!

Our Core Values

All of our work at Achieve Miami is grounded in the following core values:

  • Opportunity: We believe in providing high-quality opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Equitable Access: We believe in working to open access to relationships and learning in communities with fewer opportunities.
  • Community: We believe in working with partners in schools and neighborhoods to build relationships that connect young people to community. 
  • Connections: We believe that making connections for young people has profound benefits for everyone involved.
  • Learning: We believe in measuring, listening, and improving.
  • Sharing: We believe in sharing what we learn so others can benefit.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

All across the country people are grappling with the impacts of systemic racism and asking themselves how they can be part of the solution. Racism and inequality are deeply embedded in our nation’s history, especially with regards to Black Americans. Our team at Achieve Miami is committed to promoting equity and connecting individuals across lines of difference, and we have increased our intentionality and vigor to promote equity. We will find the words to discuss race and racial equity with our students. There will be times when we stumble and say the wrong thing, or simply neglect to say the right thing. As always, Achieve Miami remains committed to connecting with and supporting our community. We welcome your thoughts and insights on our efforts.