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2015 Summer Programs for Kids

July 2015 - Welcome Wednesdays at WCCCD

July 6 to 10 - Summer Camp for Kids: Ecology Detectives

July 6 to 15 - Summer Math & Science Series

July 6 to 23 - Summer Camp: College for Kids

July 7 - Using Your LRC Resources at Home

July 9 - Library and Educational Applications for Student Success

Through July 13 - Healthy Living Class at Downriver and Western Campus

July 14 - Film Fest at Downtown Campus

July 15 - Preparing and Writing an A+ Research Paper

July 13 to 17 - Money Matters for Youth Camp

July 13 to 17 - Summer Camp for Kids: Movie Making Magic

July 13 to 17 - International Summer Camp: Celebrating A World of Differences

July 20 to 24 - Robotics for Kids

July 21 - District Wide Book Clubs

July 27 to 31 - Summer Camp For Kids: Space Adventures

To July 29 - An After Work Fitness Series: Zumba

August 8 - Man Up! For Better Health

August 13 - Senior Fun Day

August 22 - JDRF Back to School Bash

Through August - Public Safety Career Exploration Day

September 19 - Michigan Tech Campus Visit

October 6 - College Night

University of Michigan Flint WCCCD Campus Visits 2015

WCCCD Achieving the Dream Initiative
Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) was selected to join the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national initiative to help more community college students succeed, in fall 2008. WCCCD is privileged to be a part of a prestigious group of AtD community colleges in the United States.

Achieving the Dream provides participating colleges with support to implement strategies designed to help more students, particularly students of color and low-income students, earn degrees, complete certificates or transfer to other institutions to continue their studies. Achieving the Dream emphasizes building a culture of evidence, in which colleges use data to identify effective practices, improve student success rates and close achievement gaps.

The Achieving the Dream initiative was created by several national partners to increase the number of community college students who succeed by completing developmental education and college-level courses with a "C" or better, return to college from semester to semester, and complete certificate and degree programs. The original national partners included the Lumina Foundation for Education, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation.  The WCCCD AtD Initiative obtained funds for the five-year grant from the Kresge Foundation. WCCCD identified four priority intervention areas based on research on student achievement patterns. These original interventions are:

  1. Improve the student advisement process
  2. Improve academic performance of developmental English students
  3. Increase the student retention rate for first-time degree seeking students
  4. Expand Institutional Effectiveness capacity
 
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