• March 31 Deadline to Leverage the Power of the Network

    Join the ATD Network to leverage coaching and peer-learning to achieve sustainable and holistic institutional change. Applications for our 2019 Cohort close March 31st.

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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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     Register to learn how colleges can create a culture of teaching and learning excellence for student success at the ATD Teaching & Learning Summit.




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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