Commitment to Action

Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

Commitment by

Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc

In 2009, the Lumina Foundation for Education committed to drastically scale the 'Achieving the Dream (ATD): Community Colleges Count' initiative to help community colleges make the institutional changes required to dramatically increase the number of students who succeed in reaching their goals, with a particular focus on low-income students, and students of color. Through this commitment, the Lumina Foundation will establish ATD as a new non-profit organization to carry forward the work of the initiative.





Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count



Est. Duration

4 years


Northern America


United States of America

Commitment by

Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc


The University of Texas at Austin, Boston Foundation, Columbia University, American Association of Community Colleges, Jobs For the Future, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, MDC, Inc., MDRC, Public Agenda, Balfour Foundation, College Spark, The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Greater Texas Foundation, University of Hawaii, Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., The Heinz Endowments, Oklahoma State Regents, South Carolina Technical College System, The Education Resources Institute, The Vermont Community Foundation, Knowledgeworks Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Indiana Ivy Tech Community College, State of Hawaii, Palmetto Institute