Achieving the Dream and USC Race and Equity Center Racial Equity Leadership Academy

July 26, 2021 - July 29, 2021

Los Angeles, CA


An intensive three-day program designed for teams to work together to develop a strategic racial equity change effort that will be launched at their institution

Teams of four individuals from ten colleges in the ATD Network will be selected to participate in the Achieving the Dream and USC Race and Equity Center Racial Equity Leadership Academy. The Kresge Foundation is providing support for eight content modules to be developed and delivered by ATD and USC Race and Equity Center staff and coaches. Academy content will be based on Achieving the Dream’s Institutional Capacity Framework and tailored to community colleges working to overcome equity-focused challenges.

Application Information
We will release a new application to the ATD Network on September 22, with applications due on November 5. Selected colleges will be notified in early December. We will use DREAM2021 as an opportunity to orient the selected colleges and kick-off the work.


Date Activity
September 22, 2020 Application Released to ATD Network
November 5, 2020 Application Submission Deadline 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT
December 7, 2020 Colleges Selected
February 15, 2021 Academy Orientation at DREAM 2021 
July 26-29, 2021 Summer Session at the USC Race and Equity Center (In person meeting is dependent on California and USC’s COVID policies)
August-December, 2021 First Round of Coaching Visits
December 2021 - February 2022 Second Round of Coaching Visits
February 2022 DREAM 2022 Presentation


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