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Overcoming Odds! A 16-year-old girl diagnosed with rare form of brain cancer is among Wayne County Community College District’s Class of 2017

June - Be Informed FREE Workshops

WCCCD Western Campus Named The Ted Scott Campus

June 21 - Language Institute: American Sign Language

June 23 - Summer Safety Fair

June 29 - Language Institute: Caribbean Heritage Celebration

July 13 - Finding Dory

July 10 to 14 - Camp Infinity

July 20 - Summer Film Festival

July 20 - Cool Summer Film: American Graffiti

July 26 - All About the Arts: Women of the Blues

July 27 - Cool Summer Film: Rogue One

Commercial Driver's License (CDL-A) Training

Detroit Opportunity Youth Collaborative Program

August 3 - Cool Summer Film: That Touch of Mink

August 10 - Cool Summer Film: Beauty and the Beast

August 21 to 25 - Digital Media Film Production Boot Camp

WCCCD To Participate In National Credentialing Program For Retail Workers

University of Michigan, Henry Ford College and WCCCD team up for better teaching & learning in biomedical science

National Leadership Perspective Added to WCCCD Strategic Planning Initiatives with 50th Anniversary Blue Ribbon Leadership Task Force

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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