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Achieving the Dream

Helping More Community College Students Succeed

Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count is a national initiative to help more community college students — particularly low-income students and students of color — succeed. The initiative works on multiple fronts — including efforts on campuses and in research, public engagement and public policy — and emphasizes the use of data to drive change.

Strategies identified to help more students continue their studies and earn certificates and degrees include:

  • Helping students better prepare for college-level work by focusing on precollege (remedial/developmental) education.
  • Engaging students in the classroom through new instructional techniques that include team learning and combined subjects to make learning more relevant to students’ lives.
  • Using student success courses to teach skills such as time management and effective study skills.

Contact

Joe Holliday
Director of Student Services
jholliday@sbctc.edu
360-704-4334

Nanette Angel
Administrative Assistant
nangel@sbctc.edu
360-704-4315

 

Funding for Achieving the Dream

College Spark Washington continues to fund this initiative in Washington state.

A collaboration of foundations supports Achieving the Dream nationally,  including Lumina Foundation for Education, Education Assistance Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Houston Endowment Inc., Knowledge Works Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Page Manager: nangel@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 3/17/17 8:53 AM

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