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Making a Difference

The following summarizes key accomplishments of the coalition, our partners, and our members.

Building a Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Key government, education, and business and community leaders (now the leadership team) signed an MOU committing them and their organizations to the DTN mission.
  • DTN created a management team of key education and community leaders who meet monthly to coordinate actions, align strategies, and develop and manage accountability and results-based frameworks.
  • DTN created the College Access Providers Roundtable, which meets monthly to share best practices and work collaboratively in the public schools.

Increasing College-Ready High School Graduates

  • DTN’s annual College Awareness Month and OSSE’s College Fair engaged thousands of youth in preparing for college.
  • DCPS’ transcript audits and individual graduation plans and OSSE’s Early College High School programs prepared more students for college.
  • DTN conducted and published a survey of college access providers that serve DC students, identifying programs, students served, and gaps in services.
  • The HERO program helped more than 160 African American and Latino males.

Improving Postsecondary Transitions

Increasing College Presistence/Grdauation Rates

  • The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) implemented a student retention strategy that increased retention from 37 percent in 2004–05 to 59 percent in 2007–08.
  • DC College Access Program created a data system with the capacity to track the extent to which DC students stay enrolled in college.


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