August 18, 2017


Community Superintendents


High School Superintendents


Field Support Center Teams


School Principals



Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer



Achieve Now Academy


This memorandum allocates funding for the Achieve Now Academy (ANA). Schools design ANA programs to address the academic and social-emotional needs of diverse cohorts of students who need additional support to be more successful.


Program guidelines and school allocations are attached. Funds should be scheduled in the TL Achieve Now allocation category.


All spending must be in accordance with each school’s program plan approved by Office of School Youth Development (OSYD). ANA funding is primarily intended to support per session opportunities for current school-based staff to provide instruction in Common Core subject areas and counseling services and/or to procure direct student services from Community-Based Organizations.


Other allowable expenditures for ANA programs include the procurement of the following:

1)        NYC DOE Common Core approved materials:

                Core Curriculum Programs and Services

            Core Curriculum Resources

2)      Professional Development for school-based staff in the areas of focus under OSYD.

3)      Incentives and/or ANA classroom supplies per the schools approved ANA proposal.


Procurement of any other goods or services is subject to prior approval by OSYD.  All procurement must follow NYCDOE Standard Operating Procedures.  Please submit all procurement requests to Jay Findling at


Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 66, FY 2018



Appendix A – Achieve Now Academy Program Guidelines

Table 1 – Achieve Now Academy Allocation Summary

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C:        Lois Herrera

Mark Rampersant

Jay Findling

Paulina Plata

Robert J. Weiner