• Data & Analytics Through an Equity Lens

    Take a deep dive into improving student success outcomes by building capacity and a comprehensive, aligned strategy to support a culture of inquiry and evidence; examining the use of data as a lever in pathways reform; improving institutional effectiveness practices.

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  • We are Achieving the Dream!

    Achieving the Dream leads a growing network of community colleges across the United States committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.

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  • Sixteen Community Colleges Begin Their Work to Strengthen Student Success

    Sixteen colleges from seven states have strengthened their commitment to improving student success by leveraging coaching and peer-learning to achieve sustainable and holistic institutional change. 

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  • Ensure Equitable, Accessible, and Relevant Student Experiences

    Due to overwhelming demand, the ATD Teaching & Learning Summit has SOLD OUT. We anticipate that we may be able to add a small number of attendees.

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  • Gateway to College National Network Now Part of Achieving the Dream

    Bringing Gateway to College into ATD will allow us to bridge secondary and postsecondary education and will help institutions and their communities establish a continuum of services that better position low-income youth and young adults to earn needed credentials and degrees to succeed in the workforce.

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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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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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