• Understand equity

    Equity and assessment expert Dr. Marissa Vasquez
    opens the ATD Equity Institute Feb. 18.

    Register today to develop a deeper understanding
    of what equity means, what it looks like in practice,
    and how it is manifested or stifled on campuses

    second annual ATD Equity Institute

    Learn More 


  • Be Part of the Conversation - DREAM 2020

    With a laser focus on equitable outcomes, join us February 18-21 in the national conversation to identify and address critical issues to improving success for all students.

    Register now



  • Leverage knowledge through collective learning

    We lead America’s largest network of community
    colleges working to become strong engines of
    student and community growth. We engage our
    network in a coaching process that is constantly
    informed and improved by our longstanding
    partnerships and practice in the field.

    Learn how

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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