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October 21, 2017

Meet the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Staff

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By Athena Bollozos and Shukri Salad Hello! My name is Athena Bollozos and I am one of the Dream Project AmeriCorps members this year. I graduated from the University of Washington this past spring with a degree in biochemistry and dance. During my undergraduate years, I participated in the Pipeline Project as a classroom aide…


October 19, 2017

Shaping the Dream Project Website: Goals

By Geetika Mukkamala, Public Relations Lead Goals for the Year Our main goal this year is to reorganize and revamp the Dream Project website. We want to make it a functional space for community members, current mentors, prospective mentors, and most importantly our mentees to use to find resources. For community members and prospective mentors,…


May 9, 2017

Dream Project Gets a New Mission Statement

What racial equity means

By Bryan Elsea, Public Relations Lead Dream Project has a new mission statement! Since its inception a decade ago, one of Dream Project’s primary goals has been to support first-generation and low-income high school students in their pursuit of equitable access to higher education in the most sustainable and culturally relevant way possible. Thus, in order…


May 5, 2017

Leaders Reflect on Racial Equity Training

Staff and student leadership from Dream Project and other programs gathered for the racial equity training

By various contributors In line with the University of Washington’s Race & Equity Initiative and as part of an ongoing effort to become a more actively anti-racist and social justice-oriented program, Dream Project staff has been working to coordinate workshops and trainings aimed to help leaders develop an informed lens for racial equity and equitable…


March 22, 2017

Three Dream Project Leaders Named 2017 Husky 100 Recipients

Earlier this month, the University of Washington announced the 2017 Husky 100 recipients, among whom are Dream Project leaders Katie Bui, Julie Van, and Meili Powell. For the second year, UW recognized undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses who are striving to make a difference on campus and in the community. As…


January 24, 2017

Catching up with Dream Project Alum

Amber Valenzuela -- former Dream Project mentor who currently works in UW Advancement

By Amber Valenzuela   I served as a Dream Project mentor during Fall 2013 through Fall 2015. I also participated in the Disability Seminar in which I learned a lot about creating a safe space, disclosure conversations, different terminology, etc. The reason I first joined Dream Project was that I was involved with the program…


Leadership Corner: What’s in Store for Steering this Year?

Jordan Tuia

By Jordan Tuia, Public Health Senior I have been the manager of Steering since Spring 2016. The Steering body exists to work through both the core and peripheral functions of the Dream Project program; it essentially steers the organization as a whole to ensure we are fulfilling our aim of supporting students in every facet…


Q&A with Colton Selin

Colton Selin

By Colton Selin and Anh Huynh Currently a third-year undergraduate majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship, Colton Selin serves as one of the High School Leads (HSL) at Auburn High School and as a co-lead for Dream Project’s Advancement team. Selin started out as a mentor for Health Sciences and Human Services High…


Dream Project Goes Deeper with Professional Development for Leaders

Scott Winn -- one of the facilitators for Dream Project’s upcoming Racial Equity Workshop in February

By Dream Project staff In line with the University of Washington’s Race & Equity Initiative and as part of an ongoing effort to become a more actively anti-racist and social justice-oriented program, Dream Project staff has been working to coordinate workshops and trainings aimed to help leaders develop an informed lens for racial equity and…


Save the Date: Spring BBQ

A group of high school juniors and their mentors gathering in front of Suzzallo Library for a picture before taking a tour of campus at last year’s Spring BBQ

By Allyson Ahern Spring BBQ is our biggest event of the year and one that the entire program looks forward to. During this event, high school juniors from all of our partner schools take a field trip to visit the UW Seattle campus where we provide tours, lunch, and interesting lectures from UW faculty members….



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