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Lumina Foundation Awards $28.9 Million to Help More Community College Students Succeed

Lumina Foundation for Education announced today grant approvals totaling $28,874,137 to six organizations in support of their work with Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed - particularly students of color and low-income students.
Lumina Foundation for Education announced today grant approvals totaling $28,874,137 to six organizations in support of their work with Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed - particularly students of color and low-income students.

The Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University is to receive funds in the amount of $3.7 million to coordinate data and research activities for the initiative, benchmarking the progress of participating colleges, identifying barriers to student success, and maximizing lessons learned.

Achieving the Dream is a multi-year initiative that focuses on measurable outcomes, particularly closing achievement gaps.  Participating colleges are committed to using data to drive strategies, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. They are committed to being open and forthright about current performance - and doing what it takes to improve it.   Achieving the Dream provides a range of support to the colleges. Each college works closely with an Achieving the Dream coach, many of whom are former college presidents and an Achieving the Dream data facilitator who provides hands-on help with the use of data in evaluating student progress.

This article appeared in the October 24th, 2005 publication of Ascribe.

Published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005

Lumina Foundation Awards $28.9 Million to Help More Community College Students Succeed

Lumina Foundation for Education announced today grant approvals totaling $28,874,137 to six organizations in support of their work with Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed - particularly students of color and low-income students.

The Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University is to receive funds in the amount of $3.7 million to coordinate data and research activities for the initiative, benchmarking the progress of participating colleges, identifying barriers to student success, and maximizing lessons learned.

Achieving the Dream is a multi-year initiative that focuses on measurable outcomes, particularly closing achievement gaps.  Participating colleges are committed to using data to drive strategies, monitor progress and evaluate outcomes. They are committed to being open and forthright about current performance - and doing what it takes to improve it.   Achieving the Dream provides a range of support to the colleges. Each college works closely with an Achieving the Dream coach, many of whom are former college presidents and an Achieving the Dream data facilitator who provides hands-on help with the use of data in evaluating student progress.

This article appeared in the October 24th, 2005 publication of Ascribe.
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