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2015 Summer Programs for Kids

May 18 to 22 - Sign-Up or Renew Your Library Card

May 27 - Open Library Orientation

May 27 - Eat Healthy, Be Active

June 10 - How to Maximize Google for Student Success

June 13 - Kids' Fish 'n Fun Day

June 15 - Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Basics

June 16 - District-Wide Book Clubs

June 15 to July 29 - An After Work Fitness Series: Zumba

June 22 to 26 - Summer Camp for kids "Camp 911"

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

July 13 to 17 - Money Matters for Youth Camp

August 13 - Senior Fun 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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