A Dream Deferred - The Future of African American Education


The 11th annual A Dream Deferred conference convened to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.

College Board Diversity Conferences like A Dream Deferred are a key part of our mission to connect students to college success and opportunity. We depend on you, our members and partners, to help us achieve excellence and equity in education.


A Dream Deferred was held in conjunction with Prepárate™ and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) conference. Learn more about these additional professional development opportunities.


2015 Conference Attendees:

  • Formed new connections and collaborated with colleagues across the country and across disciplines. The colleagues in question focused on the unique academic needs and challenges of African American students.
  • Turned commitment into action
  • Received firsthand insights from successful programs and learned innovative approaches to get results that positively impact African American students.
  • Informed and engaged in the work of the College Board to increase access and opportunity for African American students.

Who Attended A Dream Deferred?

  • School counselors
  • College admission and outreach coordinators
  • K–12 and higher education administrators
  • Community leaders
  • Legislators and policymakers
  • Financial aid administrators
  • Parent engagement coordinators
  • Teachers


Some Attendees Joined Us for Prepárate™


Prepárate was held before and in conjunction with A Dream Deferred, on March 9 and 10. The joint Prepárate/A Dream Deferred day, March 10, featured shared sessions and networking opportunities. Attendees of both events expanded their knowledge base to contribute even more to their students and community.


Visit the Prepárate website for more information.


Some Attendees Joined Us for the HBCU Conference

HBCU was held after and in conjunction with A Dream Deferred, on March 11 and 12. The two events overlapped on March 11, and that day featured shared sessions and networking opportunities geared toward professionals at historically black colleges and universities. This conference is specifically designed for chief academic officers, deans or directors of admission, recruitment or enrollment management, and directors of financial aid.


Visit the HBCU website for more information.