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Great Lakes Commits $2.6 Million to Keep At-Risk Near-Completers on Track to Graduation

14 COLLEGES WILL LAUNCH INTERVENTIONS TO HELP SENIORS OVERCOME OBSTACLES AND EARN DEGREES

Madison, Wis., November 15, 2016—Each year, students who are just a few semesters away from graduation end up dropping courses, withdrawing from academic programs and stopping out. Near-completers who drop out at the highest rate are low-income students and students of color. While colleges and universities often direct success efforts toward students early in their academic careers, there's an equally important need to address the challenges faced by at-risk students approaching the finish line, such as increasing textbook and supply costs, class scheduling conflicts or maxing out financial aid.

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Achieving the Dream to Enhance Coaching Services with $1 Million Great Lakes Grant

NETWORK COLLEGES TO RECEIVE MORE CUSTOMIZED SUPPORT FOR REFORM EFFORTS TO INCREASE STUDENT SUCCESS

Madison, Wis., September 15, 2016—During the past 12 years, Achieving the Dream (ATD) has grown to become the nation's largest non-governmental community college reform network, serving more than 200 colleges in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Through coaching and strategic planning services, ATD helps its network colleges build capacity for institutional transformation and implement policies and practices that improve success for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

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Great Lakes Awards $1.5 Million to CCRC to Support Guided Pathways Reform in Ohio

STATEWIDE EFFORT OF ALL 23 COMMUNITY COLLEGES WILL IMPROVE AND ACCELERATE STUDENT COMPLETION

Madison, Wis., August 18, 2016—According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, only 39% of community college students complete a degree or certificate within six years. There are many initiatives currently underway to improve that number, and one of the most promising is guided pathways.

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