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 –...
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.
Achieving The Dream Network
community college students
The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes over 200 colleges, 15 state policy teams, more than 20 investors, and more than 100 coaches and advisors - working throughout 35 states and the District of Columbia - to help more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.
The Achieving The Dream Focus Areas
The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network leverages targeted focus areas to close achievement gaps and accelerate success among diverse student populations, particularly low-income students and students of color. These integrated building blocks advance individual and system-wide strategies, ultimately providing measurable and sustainable outcomes for students and colleges alike.
Achieving the Dream is committed to creating, developing, and sharing resources for the student success movement. These tools are valuable for anyone interested in improving the success rates of community college students, with a particular focus on low-income students and students of color. Our Knowledge Center, Initiatives, and Interventions Showcase provide support on a variety of topics through expert research, promising practices, case studies, and college connections.
Join the Movement
Now is the time for you to get involved and do your part to help the nation's millions of community college students have a better chance of earning a certificate or degree. More than just the hopes and dreams of community college students' are at stake: the very foundations of our economy depend on increasing student success.