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We can work together to accelerate the adoption/adaptation of effective policy and practice, to increase the focus on change management, and to better align services with specific milestones of college development.

Colleges selected to participate in the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network can expect tangible benefits for their commitment and hard work.

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Achieving the Dream aims to weave strategic community partnerships to contribute collectively in providing for college support to increase student outcomes, strengthen regional economies and improve civic life.  We welcome contributions from foundations, corporations, and organizations that can help support our work.

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Students are at the center of our work. Our growing national network of community colleges improves student success for more than 4 million students. Our commitment has been, since our inception in 2004, to be a catalyst for providing ways for colleges to strengthen and build their capacity to ensure that more students complete their college education and have more opportunity for economic success.

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Our investors recognize that community colleges and the students they educate are among the nation's biggest untapped resources.  Since 2004, ATD has had the privilege of working with some of the most innovative and forward-thinking foundations, including Lumina Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and more.  In addition, we are thrilled to partner with corporations, such as AdAstra, Hobsons, and SAS on special events like DREAM, our annual flagship event.  Please contact Jocelyn Harmon at to learn more about how we can partner with your foundation or corporation to power student success.

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Achieving the Dream helps improve the experiences and outcomes of more than 4 million students through our Network colleges. In addition, ATD works directly with students through the DREAM Scholars program. DREAM Scholars are student leaders who participate in a robust year-long learning experience that culminates in a presentation to more than 2,000 attendees at ATD’s annual DREAM conference.

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