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Achieving the Dream National Reform Network and The Tambellini Group Form Partnership

The Tambellini Group to provide research to support the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education.

(October 27, 2015) Silver Spring, MD – The Tambellini Group, LLC and Achieving the Dream, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will support innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing among Achieving the Dream’s network of community colleges.

Through this partnership, The Tambellini Group will engage with CIOs from Achieving the Dream institutions to deliver survey research that explores the range of technology solutions in place at Network colleges. “Achieving the Dream is excited to be collaborating with The Tambellini Group. Working closely with The Tambellini Group will provide us with detailed research that will help Achieving the Dream understand the data and technology resources used by ATD colleges to push forward their student success and completion work,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “With continued support from partners such as The Tambellini Group, the Achieving the Dream Network will continue to be a source of innovation and will define the next phase of the reform agenda.”

“Supporting higher education is the cornerstone of the Tambellini Group,” said Vicki Tambellini, Founder and President of The Tambellini Group. “This partnership is a result of our tireless research efforts to produce detailed technology data , and we are one hundred percent invested in the success of community colleges and their role in meeting the nation’s current and future workforce needs.”

With over 200 Network institutions and 15 state policy teams working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, Achieving the Dream is a nonprofit organization that helps nearly 4 million community college students persist, earn college certificates or degrees, and have a better chance of realizing their economic opportunity.

For more information about The Tambellini Group, please visit www.thetambellinigroup.com or follow @tambellinigroup on Twitter. For more information about Achieving the Dream, please visit www.achievingthedream.org or follow @AchievetheDream on Twitter.

About The Tambellini Group, LLC

About The Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group, LLC is the world’s leading market research and advisory firm for higher education executives, organizations and investment firms interested in higher education market research, vendor contract negotiations and unbiased market research and analysis. All research is self-funded and never sponsored by any vendor. TTG delivers detailed quantitative and qualitative technology research, insight and analysis specifically for education and enables informed decisions based on data. Executive level skills and services include strategic advice for executives, market research, contract negotiations with administrative systems, technology vendors and service providers, and published thought leadership on business and technology issues.

 About Achieving the Dream, Inc.
Achieving the Dream is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by: 1) guiding evidence-based institutional improvement, 2) leading policy change, 3) generating knowledge, and 4) engaging the public. Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, today, Achieving the Dream is leading the most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for student success in higher education history. With over 200 institutions, more than 100 coaches and advisors, and 15 state policy teams – working throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia – the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network helps nearly 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

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