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Achieving the Dream (ATD)


Achieving the Dream urges colleges to make a commitment to eliminating achievement gaps while improving outcomes for all students. Achieving the Dream helps institutions examine their policies, practices, and institutional culture with the goal of reducing inequities that create barriers to success. To achieve high rates of success for all students, especially students who traditionally have faced the most significant barriers to achievement, institutions must have a student-centered vision, a culture of evidence, and accountability and a commitment to equity and excellence. By addressing the structural inequities that impede student success, colleges help address America's growing disparities in income and wealth. Click below to view David Dodson, President of MDC, highlight why equity is a critical component of student success.


LACCD Student Success Initiative: Achieving the Dream

West Documents

ATD Annual Reflections


Volume 7


Volume 6


Volume 5


Volume 4


Volume 3


Volume 2


Volume 1