Statement by Achieving the Dream Senior Vice President Carol Lincoln on the Recertification of Eight Leader Colleges

Silver Spring, MD (November 13, 2013) – Achieving the Dream is proud to announce the Leader College recertification of the following eight Achieving the Dream Institutions:

These colleges originally achieved Leader College status in 2010 and represent the second cohort of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges. The Leader College designation is granted for three-year cycles, at which point the colleges are required to submit a recertification application. These eight colleges have all demonstrated continued commitment to the principles and values of Achieving the Dream: committed leadership, use of evidence to improve programs and services, broad engagement, and systemic institutional improvement all guided by a student-centered vision focused on equity and excellence. Further, they have continued to improve outcomes for students enrolled at their institutions.

Leader College recertification requires evidence of an institution’s leadership within the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. The eight recertified institutions have supported policies and practices central to the national mission of Achieving the Dream and we look forward to their continued leadership for student success.

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Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 220 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with more than 100 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 40 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.

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