UW Dream Project

November 29, 2012

Yen’s Story: STEM major and Dream Project AmeriCorps Staff


When I first heard about the Dream Project, I initially pushed it to the side. Friends of mine were taking the class at the time and talked about how cool it was. But I wasn’t convinced that it was something for me. I was a Biochemistry major and I wanted to go into the health…

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Break


I am thankful for the Dream Project. For all the wonderful mentors, scholars, leaders, and educators that I have had the opportunity to meet. I am also thankful for BREAK! Are you with me? This glorious four-day weekend couldn’t come at a better time. Mentees, you have been working so hard on your college applications,…

November 19, 2012

Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition, and the UNITE conference

This year, on June 19th, the Pew Research Center published a report called “The Rise of Asian Americans”, praising the progress made by Asian Americans in the United States. The Pew report claimed that in spite of Asian Americans being “…held down by a century’s worth of exclusionary policies explicitly based on race… Today they…

November 15, 2012

Road Construction


Seniors, you know deadlines for colleges are approaching. You are likely elbows-deep in essays and applications. You may have attended a really cool College Application Completion event this past month at your high school, at a nearby high school, or up at the UW at Admissions Workshop Weekend, to kick-start your application season or to…

November 8, 2012

The Dream Project Mission


I have never really thought too hard about what goes into a program’s Mission Statement. Everyone has to have one, right? The mission statement reflects the work of the program, right? Wrong. In talking with other Dream Project volunteers and staff, I have realized that the Dream Project Mission and Core Values are meant to…

November 2, 2012

Admissions Workshop Weekend

Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) is this weekend, November 3 & 4 from 10:00am-5:00pm on the UW campus! This is an annual event that is one of the biggest events hosted by the Dream Project. Students will enjoy a presentation given by a UW Senior Admissions Counselor in the morning and spend the afternoon working with…