• Story of Struggle, Success, and Service

    Harvard Diversity Project Founder/CEO will deliver the keynote address to open the 2020 Gateway to College Peer Learning Conference, a virtual three-day event focused on K-12 reengagement and dual credit work for Gateway to College programs. 

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    Toolkit for Actionable Decision Making in Times of Disruption

    New toolkit for college leaders to build stronger adaptive and resilient organizations in areas most impacted by COVID-19.

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  • COVID-19: Connecting & Supporting the ATD Network

    Updates and resources from ATD to help our Network colleges and others in the field manage this unprecedented situation

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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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