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Watch a slide show documentary of this initiative
Read the final report
View the issue guide and agendas for all sessions
Who has joined the four Implementation Teams?
What are the Implementation Teams Doing?
Implementation Teams’ Time Line, Overall Duties, & Agendas
The Achieving the Dream Dialogue-to-Action initiative involved the efforts of UHD students, UHD CPD Student Associates, staff, faculty, administrators, and Houston citizens to create and actualize a vision for the success for our college students. In the Spring of 2009, over 100 different individuals from various ethnic, racial, religious, political backgrounds, as well as different roles in the community (staff, faculty, students, community members of various ranks) were involved or participated in a series of meetings (five meetings in total - 2 hours each in length) known as "Dialogue-to-Action Circles." Launched by the UHD Center for Public Deliberation in partnership with Achieving the Dream (ATD), the Dialogue-to-Action Circles immersed community members in a intensive visioning and planning process that included a study of the current achievement gap that is affecting college students and their success, and ways in which all members of the internal and external UHD community might address this issue to help more college students succeed.
Overarching Goal of Initiative
The overarching goal for the Dialogue-to-Action initiative is to build the capacity of students, faculty, staff, and Houston citizens to engage in college reform at the University of Houston - Downtown, building justice-oriented models for academic and other types of support for college students, and to establish a network of activists who will advocate for supportive educational policies and practices. Through building this type of activity, there are several important supporting goals.
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