Achieving the Dream (ATD)

Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream (ATD) is an evidence-based, student-centered non-profit network that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college degree or certificate.  Bergen Community College was accepted into the network at the start of 2015.

The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network includes more than 200 colleges, 15 state policy teams, more than 20 investors, and more than 100 coaches and advisors – working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia – to help 3.8 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.



Want to see ATD in action? 

Check out a video about ATD at 

Northern Essex Community College by clicking HERE.


Additional information can be found by visiting