Achieving the Dream
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:
- Guiding evidence-based institutional improvement
- Influencing public policy
- Generating knowledge
- Engaging the public
Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, today, Achieving the Dream leads the most comprehensive, non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. With more than 200 colleges, 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams - working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia - Achieving the Dream helps 3.8 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.