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Through August - Public Safety Career Exploration Day

Tuesdays Sept. 1 to Nov. 24 - Writing for Peace of Mind

Wednesdays Sept. 2 to Nov. 18 - Genealogy your Ancestors and you

Saturdays Sept. 5 to Nov. 21 - Ballet for Youth

September 12 - Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 15 - College Night at Western Campus

September 14 to 18 - Career Exploration Day

September 19 - Michigan Tech Campus Visit

September 23 - Classic Car Show

September 26 - An Evening With Crystal Bowersox

September 26 - Public Safety Fair and Open House

September 26 - Live Burn Training Exercise

September 28 - AAA: Barbershop Harmony 2015

October 6 - College Night

October 12 - AAA: The Beatles Forever

October 24 - 5th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day

November 10 - AAA: The American Songbook

November 13 - 10th Annual Academic Assessment Awareness Day

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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