Grants Initiatives

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Achieving the Dream


Founded in 2004 with support from the Lumina Foundation, Achieving the Dream is a national network of 200+ colleges working towards the transformation of the way in which students experience their community college education, with the goal of increasing student completion and success. 

NJCC Completion Challenge (NJC4)


Coordinated by the Center for Student Success, NJC4 is a statewide completion and transfer campaign consisting of a series of campus-based completion events designed and implemented by Phi Theta Kappa student leaders, all taking place within a designated week.

College Readiness


The 2014 College Access Challenge Grant represented a unique opportunity to explore a variety of approaches to improve the preparation of New Jersey’s (NJ) students for college, particularly in the areas of math, reading, and writing. The goal of the grant was to establish pilot projects between community colleges and selected local school districts with the intention of improving college readiness among low-income 11th and 12th graders who are not college ready