Helping More Community College Students Succeed

Achieving the Dream believes that access to a high quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. Our growing network of community colleges across the country improves student success for more than 4 million students. We are a catalyst for providing ways for colleges to strengthen and build their capacity to ensure that more students complete their college education and have more opportunity for economic success.

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Welcome to Achieving the Dream


  • Defining Our Commitment to Equity: Introducing ATD's New Equity Statement

    Since its founding, Achieving the Dream has been a strong and vocal advocate for access and equity. We believe all individuals have the right to a high quality education in an inclusive environment. Access to and equitable treatment in America’s system of public education – from preschool through community college and four-year institutions –...

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