Expanding the Reach
Currently Funded Programs Include:
MAKING REVERSE TRANSFER EASIER
Many students who've transferred to a four-year institution would be eligible for a credential if credits could be transferred back to the community college they previously attended.
COLLEGE CONFIDENCE PROJECTSnapshot Report – First-Year Persistence and Retention, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017
To help freshman women successfully tackle the challenges of transitioning into college life, we're funding the creation of an online support community designed to build confidence and increase persistence.
UIA Completion Grants
Working with universities to ensure that a small unpaid campus bill is not a barrier for at-risk students nearing graduation.
STRONG START TO FINISH
Focusing on the way students enter college and progress through the first year to propel them to earn degrees and credentials.
WTCS Student Success Center
Moving the needle on two-year college completion requires integration of varied student success efforts. We're partnering with Jobs for the Future to bring the national Student Success Center model to Wisconsin's technical colleges.
Dash Emergency Grant
For low-income college students, unexpected expenses like car repairs or medical bills often lead to dropping out. But these micro-grants can quickly and effectively change that.
Improving Latino Student Success*The Condition of Education, NCES, April 2017
Latino students are less likely to earn a postsecondary degree than any other ethnicity. To help narrow the achievement gap, we're funding Excelencia in Education as they implement proven completion strategies at eight Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Achieving the DreamTM Coaching Grant
Achieving the Dream's network of colleges will now receive more customized support for reform efforts aimed at increasing student success.
Guided Pathways Reform
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, only 39% of community college students graduate within six years. There are many initiatives currently underway to improve that number, and one of the most promising is guided pathways, a more efficient, well-defined path through college that can increase graduation rates.
Dana Center New Mathematics Pathways Grant
Nearly all college students take algebra by default, but only half pass the class. The New Mathways Project challenges the status quo with three math pathways to boost student achievement and support their career goals.
Internships improve graduation rates and job prospects, but are often unpaid and impossible for students needing a paying job. This grant creates PAID internships exclusively for these students.
CARNEGIE MATH PATHWAYS
Statway® and Quantway® are new ways of teaching math—and they blow traditional dev ed completion rates out of the water. So we're learning what it takes to convince more community colleges to make the switch.
October 19, 2017
Summer Melt Texting Initiative Lessons Learned
Find out what it takes to launch a successful program
Career Ready Internship Grant Closing Report
Learn best practices from our grant partners
Dash Emergency Grant Closing Report
Learn best practices from colleges with successful programs!