Achieving the Dream is committed to creating, developing, and sharing resources for the student success movement. Access to effective and timely research, examples, and advice is a vital component of reform work. These tools are valuable for anyone interested in improving the success rates of community college students, with a particular focus on low-income students and students of color.
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As we strive to increase success for more community college students, we are continuously compiling a wealth of resources to assist various players in the community college reform arena including college leaders, faculty, and staff. Our Knowledge Center, Initiatives, and Interventions Showcase provide support on a variety of topics through expert research, promising practices, case studies, and college connections.

  • Knowledge Center

    The Knowledge Center is a searchable database containing guides, case studies, and reports from Achieving the Dream, Inc., Achieving the Dream’s Founding Partners, Partner Organizations, and other experts engaged in the work of community colleges and student success. These resources serve to support Achieving the Dream Institutions throughout the process of institutional reform and assist in creating a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Initiatives

    Achieving the Dream is bringing the full weight of its National Reform Network - the nation's most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history - to address critical challenges within the college completion movement. These formal initiatives are bold and are poised to deliver tangible results.

  • Achieving the Dream Interventions Showcase

    Want to know what other colleges are doing to improve student outcomes? Achieving the Dream’s Interventions Showcase is an information dashboard presenting different views of the data that Achieving the Dream Institutions have provided on interventions they use to increase student success and improve student outcomes across the nation.

  • Finish Line Game

    Understand the barriers, first-hand, that prevent your students from succeeding and reaching their goals 

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  • IPASS Grantee Project Descriptions 2017

    ATD and partner, EDUCAUSE, are working with 26 two- and four-year higher education institutions to leverage integrated technologies to enhance and streamline advising and planning services with the goal of transformative institutional change.

  • Aligning ICAT to Accreditation

    The ICAT can provide an additional assessment tool that produces a numeric result with qualitative feedback from faculty and staff who participate in accreditation processes.

  • 2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award Winners

    Learn how Miami Dade College and Pierce College District won the 2016 Leah Meyer Austin award.

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