More than 1,700 Community College Leaders and Reformers to Convene in Orlando Next Week


Silver Spring, MD (February 21, 2014) – The nation’s most comprehensive reform network for community college success and completion is convening next week in Orlando for DREAM 2014 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success. More than 1,700 influential practitioners, policy-makers, and thought-leaders from across the nation are attending this convening to share results, strengthen partnerships, and direct the course of the reform movement for the upcoming year.

There will be several community college student representatives from across the nation at DREAM 2014, who will have their voices heard by actively participating in the program through social media and by presenting in sessions. You can follow the conversation on Twitter with #ATD_DREAM.

*See what happened last year at DREAM 2013.


  • James Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center
  • Timothy Renick, Vice Provost, Georgia State University
  • Roberto Rodriquez, Education Advisor to the President of the United States
  • Sandy Shugart, President, Valencia College
  • College presidents, faculty, and staff from across the nation


  • DREAM 2014 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success


  • Monday, February 24 – Thursday, February 27, 2014


  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida


  • February 24, 2014: National Leah Meyer Austin Award Winner Announced
  • February 25, 2014: Arkansas System Level Strategy Report Released
  • February 26, 2014: Follow Up to Achieving the Dream’s White House Commitments: College Readiness Institute & Release of Developmental Education Practitioner Briefs
  • February 26, 2014: Plenary: Aspirations to Achievement: Men of Color and Community Colleges February 27, 2014: Announcement of Achieving the Dream 2014 Cohort of Colleges


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Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by: 1) guiding evidence-based institutional improvement, 2) leading policy change, 3) generating knowledge, and 4) engaging the public. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, today, Achieving the Dream is leading the most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. With over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams - working throughout 35 states and the District of Columbia – the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network helps more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

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