Community Colleges Awarded National Grant to Help More Students Succeed

Twenty-seven community colleges in five states each have awarded a $400,000 multiyear grant as participants in Achieving the Dream. Each college will receive its implementation grant over four years to support institutional change. The grants were awarded by Lumina Foundation for Education.

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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 nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 41 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.

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