History

KCC Learning Communities Drive Increases in Degree AttainmentKingsborough Community College became a member college of the Achieving the Dream network in 2012. That same year, ATD president and CEO William Truehart recognized KCC as an "exemplar of excellence and equity" because of our outstanding record of student success in learning communities.  KCC's Opening Doors Learning Communities continues to be featured in ATD's online Interventions Showcase.

In 2015, KCC applied for and received Leader College status within the ATD network. Leader College is a national designation awarded to community colleges that have demonstrated their commitment to improving student success and closing equity gaps by:

  • Demonstrating through careful data analysis a general trend upward in student achievement
  • Successfully scaling effective interventions to serve more and eventually most of a target student population
  • Sharing and supporting replication of successful, scalable and sustainable innovations
  • Advocating for ATD core values and principles at the state and national level

Kingsborough Community College is proud of its leading role in Achieving the Dream, and after five productive years as a member institution, is as staunchly committed as ever to the ATD principles of inclusive excellence, evidence-based decision making, and student success for all, especially low-income students and students of color.