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July 16 to 20 - Camp Infinity

July 18 - Preparing for the Final Journey

July 19 - Summer Movie Fest: The Black Panther

July 21 - Charmed; Etiquette Instruction for Children

July 25 & 26 - Horticulture Boy Scouts Merit Badge

July - Learning Resources Center Workshops

July 3 to 31 - Home Brewing at Ted Scott Campus

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June to August - Youth Public Safety Career Exploration Day

August 4 - International Taste Fest

September 15 - All About the Arts: Storm

September 20 - All About the Arts: Broadway

September 29 - The Carpenters

October 4 - All about the Arts: The Beatles

October 18 - All About the Arts: Broadway Part II

October 20 - John Denver Musical Tribute

October 27 - 8th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day

November 10 - Lesson Plans

December 8 - Sounds of the Season

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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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