• DREAM 2018

    Register now for Achieving the Dream's 14th annual conference DREAM 2018 in Nashville, TN on  February 20 - 23, 2018! DREAM brings together more than 2,300 leaders in higher education, public policy and philanthropy to share best practices and innovations to advance student success. 

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  • We are Achieving the Dream!

    Achieving the Dream leads a growing network of community colleges across the United States committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity.

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  • Learning Initiatives

    Learn how Achieving the Dream's learning initiatives help community colleges accelerate reform by disseminating successful examples, tangible results, and best practices across the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network.

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Our Approach

Most efforts to improve community college student outcomes involve relatively small innovations or changes at the margins. After more than a decade of experience, Achieving the Dream has learned that improving student success on a substantial scale requires colleges to engage in bold, holistic, sustainable institutional change. Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emerging needs of the field to improve success results for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

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With your support, Achieving the Dream will work to ensure more students are able to succeed in community college and secure their financial future.

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