National Initiative to Help Community College Students Succeed Expands to Michigan

Six Michigan colleges join Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count; receive $450,000 grants to plan, launch and implement student success strategies

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national initiative to help more community college students succeed, today announced the selection of six Michigan colleges joining the initiative. The initiative has now grown to 84 participating institutions in 15 states. This marks Achieving the Dream’s first expansion into Michigan, made possible through new funding partnerships with the W.K. Kellogg and Kresge foundations.

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Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 277 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 44 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Wakelet.

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