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 (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 220 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing academic achievement gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with more than 100 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 40 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students.

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