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Racial Equity Leadership Academy: Meet the Colleges


At Achieving the Dream, we believe that community colleges can—and must—be engines for racial equity and social justice. In partnership with the USC Race and Equity Center, ATD established the Racial Equity Leadership Academy (RELA) to help equip college leaders with the tools they need to address and dismantle systemic structures that have long served as barriers for racially minoritized students.

This summer, teams from 10 ATD Network colleges will convene for an intensive program designed to collaboratively develop bold, strategic racial equity plans to be implemented at each participant’s institution. The application process for RELA was rigorous. Selected colleges demonstrated a strong commitment to undergoing the significant—often difficult—projects and conversations necessary to creating sustainable, cultural change at their institutions. Learn more here.

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