The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes over 220 institutions of higher education, 100 coaches and advisors, and numerous investors and partners working throughout 39 states and the District of Columbia . This helps more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.
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4 Million

community college students

  • 220+

  • 39


Our collective efforts have changed the conversation among community colleges: from valuing student access to higher education to prizing both access and success – so that students finish what they start and attain credentials that help them secure a job with family sustaining wages.

We believe in the enormous potential of community colleges to contribute to individual student success, community well-being, and state and national economic competitiveness.

As community colleges are working toward student success, they are faced with local, state and Federal policies which challenge acceleration and completion strategies.

Achieving the Dream mobilizes greater support for community colleges and spotlights the importance of a comprehensive agenda for student success and the role of community colleges in meeting the nation’s workforce needs.

Explore Our Site

  • About Us: Who We Are

    Meet the Achieving the Board of Directors, Data and Leadership Coaches, Investors, Partners, and Staff.

  • Join the Movement

    Learn how you can help advance student success by applying to become a part of our Network.

  • Knowledge Center

    Explore Achieving the Dream’s Knowledge Center- a searchable database containing guides, case studies, and reports.

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