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Press Release: WCCCD Signs Transfer Agreements with 25 Michigan Universities

February 18 & more - Men and Women Advocacy

February 19 & more - PTK Spring Meeting Dates

February 19 - Language Institute: African American Heritage

February 19 - All About the Arts: Sojourner Truth

February 24 - Genetics Workshop

February - Press Release: Black History Month

February - Learning Resource Center Workshops

February to April - Diversity & Inclusion: The Last Mountain

March - Learning Resource Center Workshops

Though March 5 - Art Gallery: 1000 New Visions of Detroit

March 7 - Broadway Tonite

March 11 - All About the Arts: Ring of Steel

March 28 - Diversity & Inclusion: Celebrating Women's History Month

April - Learning Resource Center Workshops

April 2 - All About the Arts: Community Sing

April 9 & 30 - Thursdays at the Museum

April 18 - Flashback & Funny Forward

April 25 - 4th Annual Earth day: Climate Action

May 23 - Home Garden Community Event

June 13 - 2020 Commencement Ceremony

2020 Commencement Class Meeting Schedule

2020 Special Recognition Award Application

Apply for MICUP STEM Internship

Commercial Driver's License (CDL-A) Training

Detroit Opportunity Youth Collaborative Program

EMU Beat Transfer Program

Food Bank Donations

Join a Student Organization

Join MConnect (U of M Transfer Program)

Join Student Executive Council

Learning Resource Centers (LRC) and Local Library Partnerships

PHI THETA KAPPA Application

Spring 2020 Federal Work-Study Orientation

Student Assistance Program

Wayne County Community College District offers former students debt relief

WCCCD and Taylor Library Literacy Partnership

Wildcats Basketball 2019-2020 Schedule

Achieving the Dream

WCCCD Leader College

Wayne County Community College District became the first Achieving the Dream Leader College in Michigan during fall 2011. As a Leader College, WCCCD has met high standards of practice and performance and has shown three years of sustained student success improvement. Our Achieving the Dream program has demonstrated commitment to and made progress on the four principles of Achieving the Dream: committed leadership, use of evidence to improve programs and services, broad engagement, and systemic institutional improvement. 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 Initiative

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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