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New Programs Fall 2014

Through July 23 - The Art of Make-Up

July 26 - Child and Family Advocates Workshop

Through July 28 - Registration for GED Orientation

July 28 - Aug 1 - Money Matters for Youth Camp

August 2 - The 8th Annual International Taste Fest

Through August 2 Saturdays - Zumba Gold Fitness

Through August 12 Afterwork Zumba Fitness Series

Summer Offerings for Kids at University Center

June 19 - August 7 - FORESEE exhibit

August 8 - A Community Hands Only CPR Day!

August 14 - The 9th Annual Senior Fun Day

August 16 - Man Up! For Better Health

August 27,28 - WCCCD Back to School Rally

June - August- Summer Swim Lessons at YMCA

September 13 - Making Comics with the Pros

September 27 - Breast Cancer Awareness

September 27 - Family Safety Fair and Open House

September 27 - Live Burn Training

September 30 - 2014 Chancellor's Banquet with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

October 7 - Annual College Night

Nov 25 - Dec 7 - Fall Student Art Exhibits

UM-Flint WCCCD Campus Visits 2014

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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