Achieving the Dream Announces “DREAM Big for College” Video Competition

Community college students across the U.S. can win prizes in 3-­minute video competition

Achieving The Dream (, in partnership with, a project of ISKME ( and, challenges community college students enrolled in Achieving the Dream Institutions nationwide to tell their stories, in three minutes or less, for the chance to win prizes such as iPads, tuition scholarships, school supplies, and Amazon Gift Cards.  Winners will be announced at D.R.E.A.M. (Achieving the Dream’s 2012 Annual Meeting on Student Success), taking place February 28-March 2, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas.

The Video Competition asks students: “What keeps your dream of graduating college alive?” and encourages students at participating Achieving the Dream Colleges to submit informal videos that tell of personal challenges, inspiration, and connection to the programs offered to support graduation goals.

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Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by: 1) guiding evidence-based institutional improvement, 2) leading policy change, 3) generating knowledge, and 4) engaging the public. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, today, Achieving the Dream is leading the most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. With over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams - working throughout 35 states and the District of Columbia – the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network 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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