• We are Achieving the Dream!

    Achieving the Dream leads a growing network of community colleges across the United States committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.

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  • 20 colleges start their work in the ATD Network

    Twenty colleges from across the country began their work as the newest members of the Achieving the Dream National Network. Follow their progress as they move through their first-year work plan to improve student success across their institutions.

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  • Learning Opportunities 2018

    Register now for one of our Spring Learning Opportunities. Our summits, workshops, and webinars focus on trends, issues, and solutions for higher education institutions who want to improve student success.

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Our Approach

Most efforts to improve community college student outcomes involve relatively small innovations or changes at the margins. After more than a decade of experience, Achieving the Dream has learned that improving student success on a substantial scale requires colleges to engage in bold, holistic, sustainable institutional change. Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emerging needs of the field to improve success results for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

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With your support, Achieving the Dream will work to ensure more students are able to succeed in community college and secure their financial future.

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