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Welcome to Dream Project’s E-Newsletter. These quarterly updates are an easy way for friends and alumni to stay connected with one another and to learn about Dream Project’s efforts and events. With contributions from mentors, mentees, staff, and alumni, we hope this keeps you informed on all things Dream Project!

From the Dream Project Staff

Dearest Dream Project Family, Welcome to the new Dream Project newsletter! I am so glad to have the opportunity to connect with all of you more often. As the years go by, filled with changes and growth, I miss our mentor alumni, and I don't get to see our Friends of the Dream Project nearly enough. Learn more.


Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Spotlight. We had the opportunity to reconnect with Dream Project alum David Bannick and hear firsthand from him and his father, Joe Bannick, about the impact Dream Project has had on their family. Together they offer a unique perspective on leadership and opportunities. Learn more.
Mentor Spotlight
Mentor/Mentee Spotlight: A Walk Through an Odyssey Dream. Dream Project mentor Luwam Alemayehu interviews Tressa, new mentor at Odyssey High School, and Esmerelda, an Odyssey mentee. They discuss the mentor/mentee relationship, what brought them to the Dream Project and their plans for the future. Learn more.


Dream at Dawg Dash

MLK Day of Service. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a group of Dream Project and Pipeline Project volunteers spent the morning beautifying the grounds of Richard Hugo House in the heart of Capitol Hill. Learn more.

Dream at Dawg Dash

Dream at Dawg Dash. On Sunday, October 20, 2013, a handful of Dream Project mentors participated in Dawg Dash. Some of them ran the 5K, others even ran the 10K, but together, they all had an awesome time. Learn more.

Danny Stack

Checking in with Renton. High School Lead Danny Stack updates us on the growing relationship between the Dream Project and Renton High School. Danny has been a mentor at Renton for five quarters and is the College Expansion Program coordinator. Learn more.

A Message from AmeriCorps. Meet Michael and Jeremy, two Dream Project alumni who are working with us as AmeriCorps volunteers during the 2013-14 school year. They reflect on how the Dream Project has changed since their mentee days. Learn more.

Looking Ahead

Schlarship Saturday
New Dream Project initiative! Last December, the Dream Project was awarded a portion of the $40 Million Race to the Top grant given to the Puget Sound Educational School District. This money is funding a new position within the Dream Project: College and Career Readiness Assistants (CCRAs). Learn more.
Save the Date. Please mark your calendars for Spring BBQ on May 2 and Live the Dream on May 21. Make sure to look for your formal invitation in the spring newsletter!


Your gift to the Dream Project can support scholarships to help first-generation and low-income high school students achieve the dream of attending college.

Keep in Touch

Has anything you led, experienced, or changed in the Dream Project influenced your current life, schooling or career? Drop a line and let us know!

Upcoming EVENTS

March 11: Experience the human story of the Arctic communities and their journeys through rapid change on the way to long-term sustainability at The Right to Be Cold, part of the Future of Ice lecture series.

March 26: The Center for Child and Family Wellbeing presents Order and Disorder in the Developing Emotional Brain: Prospects for Cultivating Healthy Minds, an exploration of how emotional reactivity affects how the brain processes information.

More upcoming events


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