UW Dream Project

February 18, 2015

The Dream Project: No Better Team to Play For

Megan Whitman | Advancement Lead Before I became the Advancement Lead for the Dream Project, I was one of the Ingraham High School Leads. In my time as a High School Lead we would often ask our mentors to write us letters sometimes detailing their experiences as a mentor, sometimes listing their concerns and questions

February 15, 2015

Mentor of the Week – Sarah Mun

Sarah Mun has been with Global High School since we first became HSLs in the Spring, so she’s been a part of this adventure from the beginning (something only two others can claim!).  From day one, she’s brought her enthusiasm and determination to support her mentees as much as she can.  Plus, she role models

January 26, 2015

From Mentee to Mentor and Beyond

Written by Audrey Lawrence Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore Meili Powell credits the Dream Project with helping define her path. Adopted from China at an early age, Powell’s adoptive mother was a consistent figure of support throughout her childhood. Her mom remarried when she was in 2nd grade and during Powell’s freshman year of

December 3, 2014

Admissions Workshop Weekend – A Huge Success

Dream Project’s largest event of the year, Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW), is an annual event at the University of Washington campus, held this year on November 15th and 16th.  During the Autumn quarter preceding college application deadlines, high school seniors are offered transportation from their high schools to campus where they attend a brief information session

November 24, 2014

Mentor of the Week – Roman Hurst

Hard work and dedication pays off.  Congratulations to this week’s mentor, Roman Hurst! Roman is a first quarter mentor at Chief Sealth and exhibits the true ethos of the Dream Project. When supporting his mentees, he’s very invested in not only helping a student craft their personal statement, create a list of extracurricular activities, and/or

November 10, 2014

Dream Project Reflections – Susie Dobkins

Susie Dobkins has spent three years in the Dream Project as a mentor at Kent-Meridian, YouthForce, and Global High Schools, a High School Lead at YouthForce, the Dream Project Recruitment Manager, and a College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) at Decatur High School.  She grew up in Rolla, Missouri, and will be planning to graduate

October 22, 2014

Dream Project Receives $50K USA Funds Grant

 Jenee Myers Twitchell is the director of the Dream Project and is a co-founder of the program. She is also currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the UW’s College of Education. In August, the Dream Project received a $50,000 grant from USA Funds for the 2014-2015 school year. The grant,

Summer Melt: What it is and what Dream Project is doing about

Erica Ching, Nicole Guenther, David Alvarez Erica Ching is a High School Lead at Global. She has been as mentor for five quarters at Global Connections High School and YouthForce. She is graduating in June 2015 with a major in Psychology and Minor in Education, Learning and Society. Nicole Guenther is the Assistant Director of

2013-2014 AmeriCorps: Where are they now?

Michael Zhang was one of last year’s AmeriCorps members. He was in the Dream Project for five quarters and mentored at Foster and Kent-Meridian High Schools. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Hello fellow alumni! After finishing up my 2013-2014 term as an AmeriCorps Member with the Dream

Admissions Workshop Weekend Preview

Emily Murphy is a Junior majoring in History and minoring in Classical Studies and Education, Learning and Society. She has been a mentor for three quarters at Health Sciences and Human Services High School (HS3). On November 15th and 16th we will bring over 750 low-income and first-generation high school students from the Puget Sound

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