EQUITY SERVICES

The Foundation for a More Equitable Future

Man with child in parkWith the nationwide call for racial justice, colleges now—more than ever—are taking action. Colleges realize they must examine and redesign structures, processes, and attitudes that fuel these inequities.

Achieving the Dream’s Equity Services offer community college leaders the insights, foundational skills, and transformational strategies necessary to improve equity at their institution. Our services align with helping college leaders accomplish one of their key objectives—improving student success and completion rates of historically underserved populations.

Achieving the Dream works with over 300 Network colleges across the country, helping them to identify and address equity issues on their campuses. ATD staff, coaches, and subject matter experts partner to design and deliver solution-oriented consulting and coaching services customized to the context and needs of each institution.

Key Equity Service Benefits
  • Co-create a strategic roadmap with prioritized recommendations on policy, practice, and program changes
  • Attain unbiased, data-informed insights into the structural, process, policy, and attitudinal changes necessary for substantive equity improvement
  • Develop and implement targeted strategies critical to closing equity gaps
  • Provide faculty with resources and strategies to engage and connect with underserved and racialized student populations more effectively
  • Develop and deepen your college’s equity capacity to move beyond statements and infuse equity principles into all aspects of the institution

Achieving the Dream works with over 300 Network colleges across the country, helping them to identify and address equity issues on their campuses. ATD staff, coaches, and subject matter experts partner to design and deliver solution-oriented consulting and coaching services customized to the context and needs of each institution.

Featured Equity Services:
  • Conducting in-depth analysis to determine what’s impeding the college’s ability to close equity gaps:
  • Analysis of college data
  • Review college policies and practices
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders
  • Providing a detailed, college-specific analysis which identifies areas for improvement and strategies for betterment
  • Delivering college leadership workshops, trainings, and learning events, such as:
    • Leadership in Times of Crisis  
    • Leading with Equity in Mind
    • Foundational Equity Workshop
    • Equity Statement Development Workshop
  • Delivering faculty workshops and learning events, such as:
    • Culturally Responsive Training (CRT)
    • Being an Equity-Minded Practitioner
    • Equity Institute
  • Exploring the design of the college’s support services to meet the needs of underresourced student populations using a tailored version of our proven Holistic Student Supports services
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Read more about how to create a foundation for a more equitable future.

Not a Network college? Join us! We're building our next Cohort now and invite you to become part of our growing national network of colleges that are committed to improving student success for their students. Contact us to learn more about what the application process, timeline, and eligibility criteria at network@achievingthedream.org.

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