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Achieving the Dream


October - Be Informed Workshops

October 12 - AAA: The Beatles Forever

October 12 - Breaking the Barriers on Breast Cancer Awareness

October 12 - Urban Institute Fall CE Programs

Through Oct. 12 - Think Pink Mobile Mammography and Health Screening

Sign up for WCCCD's Bowling Team

October 19 - Young Men for Education Advocacy Group

October 20 - German Language & Culture

October 21 - Senior Citizens Wellness Seminar

October 24 - 5th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day

October 28 - University of Michigan Flint Open House at WCCCD

Commission on Dental Accreditation Invites Third Party Comments

November 10 - AAA: The American Songbook

November 13 - 10th Annual Academic Assessment Awareness Day

November 14 - Salute to Frank Sinatra

Through Nov. 18 - Genealogy your Ancestors and you

November 20 - PTK Fall 2015 Induction

Saturdays Through Nov. 21 - Ballet for Youth

Through Nov. 24 - Writing for Peace of Mind

Through November - Documenting Detroit Art Exhibit

December 5 - Downriver Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

December 12 - Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Gift With the Michigan Philharmonic

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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