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Achieving the Dream Convening Highlights Student Success

Achieving the Dream Convening Highlights Student Success

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

February 20, 2024
Achieving the Dream (ATD), the national reform network of more than 300 community colleges committed to increasing student success, kicked off its annual convening this week showcasing the powerful narrative of its member institutions.
College presidents, senior leaders, faculty and students have come to this year’s conference with the goal of sharing best practices on how they’ve transformed their institutions to benefit students.
Harry S. Truman College and Richard J. Daley College—both part of the City Colleges of Chicago system—are the latest institutions to join the ATD Network.
“For 20 years ATD’s fundamental commitment has been to help our colleges build new capacities, systems, and processes to address institutional barriers that prevent students, especially racially and economically marginalized learners, from entering and leaving our institutions with a credential of value for themselves, their families, and their communities,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, president of ATD.  “Activating the talent and potential of all learners, through the partnership with all seven City Colleges of Chicago, is urgent work. This is especially critical in Chicago, a highly diverse community that is an economic powerhouse in our country but where structural inequities in access to and completion of a post-secondary credential of value put countless lives at risk.”
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