UW Dream Project

December 12, 2012

UW Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant

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A grant application written jointly by seven King County school districts, which named the University of Washington Dream Project as one of the subcontractors, has won $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. The Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed…

Self-Care in the DPC


On top of classes, homework, a part-time job and involvement in student groups on campus, Dream Project mentors dedicate a large part of their life to this program. How they do it, nobody knows. As one of the AmeriCorps members, I see countless mentors come in day after day absolutely exhausted. They don’t sleep enough;…

December 10, 2012

International Human Rights Day and Education


International Human Rights Day Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day! On this day in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations. This is a powerful document that enumerates rights that are universal to every single human being on earth, no matter what. Article 26 of the…

December 6, 2012

Spotlight on: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

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Now that fall quarter is starting to wrap up, it’s time to fully dedicate ourselves to one of the biggest questions that our mentees have asked us since we started with them in the spring quarter: How can I pay for my college education? Many of us know, or will be learning about soon, the…