More than 1,800 Community College Leaders and Reformers to Convene in Baltimore Next Week

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Silver Spring, MD (February 12, 2015) – The nation’s most comprehensive reform network for community college success and completion is convening next week in Baltimore for DREAM 2015 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success. More than 1,800 influential practitioners, policy-makers, and thought-leaders from across the nation are attending this conference to discuss advances in teaching and learning, STEM education in community college, pathways that improve student completion, and data analytics and visualization, among other topics.

Follow the conversation and engage with community college professionals from across the nation with #ATD_DREAM.

  • Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States
  • Roberto Rodriguez, Education Advisor to the President of the United States
  • Stephen Few, Founder and Principal, Perceptual Edge
  • Sean Covey, Executive Vice President, Global Solutions & Partnerships, Education Practice Leader and Author
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • College presidents, faculty, and staff from across the nation
What: DREAM 2015 - Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success
When: Tuesday, February 17 – Friday, February 20, 2015
Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • February 17, 2015: National Leah Meyer Austin Award Winner Announced
  • February 18, 2015: PRESS for Completion Case Studies Released
  • February 18, 2015: Achieving the Dream Teaching and Learning Institute
  • February 19, 2015: Plenary: The College Promise
  • February 20, 2015: Jill Biden to discuss the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community colleges, and her experience helping students realize their dreams.


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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