UW Dream Project

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

Meet our New AmeriCorps Members: Ross and Lirra!

Having both served as High School Leads during the past year, we are extremely excited to continue our work with the Dream Project in our new roles as AmeriCorps members. To us, the Dream Project has become a second family that has opened our eyes to many educational equity issues that we may not have

2014 Dream Project Graduation

Joining the Dream Project is a life-changing experience.  One that will be remembered for the many years to come.  There is simply nothing like the accomplishment of helping hundreds of students graduate high school with college acceptances in hand and a promising future ahead.  Each one of our Dream Project mentors enter the program knowing

8th Annual Live the Dream Scholarships Awarded!

For many of us, last Wednesday was either a day filled with midterms or a day preparing for Thursday’s midterms.  But for our Dream Project mentees, it was an unforgettable day that recognized their years of effort, determination, and motivation to achieve their dreams of a successful future. This year’s 8th Annual Live the Dream Scholarship

Spring BBQ 2014 Recap: Generations through Generations of Support

As the weather turns nice and Dream Project mentors start working with the new cohort of 11th grade students, we all become excited for one thing: Spring BBQ. With some warm sunshine, good food, and a strong team of committee leads, this year’s event was hugely successful and the best Spring BBQ has ever been!

Volunteering Matters – Congratulations Tressa Thomas!

Tressa Thomas was recently a 2014 recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.  She is both a Dream Project Mentor and a High School Lead at Odyssey High School, and is en route to joining Tyreesha as a High School Lead at Chief Sealth next year!   Tressa’s story is only one example of how

Join the STEAM Team!

Do you love mentoring?  Do you have a passion for science, technology, math, and/or art?  Well, the STEAM Team encompasses each and every one of these fields.  If you enjoy helping kids pursue their own passions, check out this new opportunity to join the STEAM Team. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) team

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