Achieving the Dream Catalyst Fund
Despite the implementation of innovative and promising student success interventions at Achieving the Dream Institutions, the reach of these interventions is too often relatively modest compared to the total number of students at the college in need of the supports. The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network is committed to investigating ways to scale promising interventions to ensure that more, and ultimately most, students attain the skills and credentials necessary for success in the global economy.
Through a competitive grant program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by Achieving the Dream, Inc., a select group of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges – known for their commitment to student-centered evidence-based reforms and outstanding increases in student outcomes – have be awarded $200,000 - $250,000 each to expand their proven interventions to reach a significantly large population of their students. The program – called the Catalyst Fund – is awarded to four Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges from November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2014 with a significant investment to spur the expansion of interventions. Recipients are expected to support two additional years of implementation after the initial grant funds expire.
- Brazosport College (Lake Jackson, TX)
- Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
- Durham Technical Community College (Durham, NC)
- Patrick Henry Community College (Martinsville, VA)
Background on Selection Process
(*Finalized October 2012)
The deadline for the Catalyst Fund proposals has passed but you can view the RFP Here.
Proposal Templates: Catalyst Fund RFP Templates
Loss Momentum Framework
More to Most: Scaling Up Effective Community College Practices
Scaling Community College Interventions
ATD Measures and Loss Momentum Framework
August Leader College Call Presentation on the Catalyst Fund
*Listen to the August Leader College call on the Catalyst Fund
Questions regarding the Catalyst Fund and the RFP can be sent to: Sarah Hollister, Associate Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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