Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a national, non-governmental, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement for student success. Nationally, ATD supports a network of more than 250 community colleges to build institutional capacity for bold, sustainable and holistic change to best serve students. ATD focuses on students who face the most significant barriers to success. For more information about this nationwide initiative, visit the national Achieving the Dream website. NOVA has been an ATD institution since 2007 and currently stands as an ATD Leader College of Distinction.