Achieving the Dream™ (ATD)

Achieving the Dream™ (ATD) is an evidence-based, student-centered non-profit network that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college degree or certificate. Bergen Community College was accepted into the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network in January 2015.

Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, ATD now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history. The ATD National Reform Network includes more than 200 Colleges, 15 state policy teams, more than 20 investors, and more than 100 coaches and advisors - working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia - to help 3.8 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

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