Together We Achieve

Together We Achieve: A first year community
 
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Together We Achieve: A First Year Community for African American Men

Everyone needs a place to belong and grow strong academically. Together We Achieve may just be that place for you at Parkland College.

Together We Achieve (TWA) is a first-year community for African American men who are first-time college students at Parkland. Students in this community take five classes together (click to view a sample schedule) with extra support to adjust to the demands of college life and complete assignments with excellence. Students who participate in TWA have higher grade point averages and course completion rates (in required college classes) than their peers.

Advisors and instructors help you plan out how to achieve your dreams through an education. You will support and be supported by other students like you in your courses. By participating in peer mentoring and in the Brother to Brother student organization, you will also build your leadership skills. Plus, you will enjoy cookouts and other activities through the TWA program.

Who is eligible?
If you place into CCS 099 (a reading class) and ENG 099 (a writing class) based on your assessment scores, we strongly encourage you to consider joining Together We Achieve.

Application process
If you are interested in joining TWA, click to access the application form.

Statement of commitment
Students in TWA are serious about their commitment to being part of this community of support.  All TWA participants must sign a commitment statement. Click to view statement.

Ask your advisor about this exciting opportunity or contact Anita Taylor at ataylor@parkland.edu or 217/353-2005.
 

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