• Call for Proposals: DREAM 2020 National Convening

    Submit proposals for concurrent sessions and fast-paced 20x20s.
    DREAM 2020 national convening February 18-21, National Harbor, MD

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  • 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.

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  • Data & Analytics Through an Equity Lens

    Dive deep into improving student success outcomes and closing equity gaps.
    Examine the use of data as a lever in pathways reform.
    Use data to improve institutional effectiveness.

    ATD Data & Analytics Summit

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  • Empower Student Success

    Design, implement, and assess a “whole college” approach to
    improving student outcomes:
    ATD Holistic Student Supports Institute

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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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