Now is the time for you to get involved and do your part to help the nation's millions of community college students have a better chance of earning a certificate or degree. More than just the hopes and dreams of community college students' are at stake: the very foundations of our economy depend on increasing student success. There are so many ways you can make a difference - become an Achieving the Dream College; partner with us; make a monetary donation; or work with us as a volunteer or employee.
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  • Colleges

    We can work together to accelerate the adoption/adaptation of effective policy and practice, to increase the focus on change management, and to better align services with specific milestones of college development.

    Colleges selected to participate in the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network can expect tangible benefits for their commitment and hard work.

  • Organizations

    Achieving the Dream aims to weave strategic community partnerships to contribute collectively in providing for college support to increase student outcomes, strengthen regional economies and improve civic life.  We welcome contributions from foundations, corporations, and organizations that can help support our work.

  • Students

    Students are at the center of our work. Our growing national network of community colleges improves student success for more than 4 million students. Our commitment has been, since our inception in 2004, to be a catalyst for providing ways for colleges to strengthen and build their capacity to ensure that more students complete their college education and have more opportunity for economic success.

  • Volunteer

    Share your time and talents by volunteering at our Silver Spring, MD headquarters.

  • Donate

    With your financial support and commitment, Achieving the Dream will work with community colleges to ensure that more students are able to persist in their studies until they earn a credential and are prepared for a career with a family-sustaining wage.

  • Work for ATD

    Join our team today! The work of improving student success is as difficult as it is important, which is why Achieving the Dream, Inc. actively recruits colleagues who can help us accomplish and sustain positive change.

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