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November 6, 2016

Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) Preview

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By Morgan Lantz Events Coordinator On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, 700+ low-income and first-generation high school students from the Puget Sound region will come to the University of Washington–Seattle campus for the annual Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW). College admissions counselors, writing tutors and mentors will assist students with all parts of the college application process. This…


Welcome To A New Year with Dream Project

Kicking Off the New Year With fall quarter already off to a strong start, we couldn’t be more excited about the ways new mentees, mentors and leaders will contribute to Dream Project. Currently partnering with 13 high schools in King County, we aim to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education…


Meet Our New AmeriCorps Members!

This academic year for Dream Project started off with some changes, including the new AmeriCorps members’ faces at the front of the office — Anh Huynh and Emily Murphy! Anh Huynh is new to the Dream Project and brings extensive experience as a FIG leader, academic tutor, student researcher in implicit bias, and mentor to…


Alumni Spotlight: Amy Thai

I graduated from UW in 2016 with a double major in Psychology and Early Childhood Family Studies. I joined Dream Project during my junior year as a mentor at Auburn High School and I was also a College and Career Readiness Assistant at Pacific Middle School. Throughout my involvement with Dream Project, I became passionate…


Dream Project Collaborations: Dawg Daze Event

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By Emily Murphy and Anh Huynh, AmeriCorps Members As part of this fall quarter’s Dawg Daze — the UW’s traditional multi-day student orientation — AmeriCorps members from Dream Project and Pipeline Project teamed up to host an Education Equity session for incoming students. The two programs focus on mentorship — with Dream Project focusing on college access…


Dream Project Leader Goes Abroad

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By Julie Eng, 260 Lecture Lead Facilitator I’m a Senior majoring in mathematics with an interest in IT and education. This summer, I had the opportunity to take part in the Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute Study Abroad Program to Beijing, China. This program is an opportunity for a cohort of current UW students and…


February 26, 2016

Leadership Spotlight: Heber Garcia

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I first heard about Dream Project as a senior at Mount Rainier High School (Heber is pictured above, second from the left). I was getting ready to apply to my dream school, the University of Washington. Only thing was, I had no idea how to start. No one in my family had graduated from high…


Year Three of the CCRA Program

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Amrita Heer, Program Support Coordinator It’s hard to believe but we are in our third year of the CCRA program with 35 CCRAs at 33 schools (22 high schools and 11 middle schools)! This has been the smoothest start to the year thanks to how incredible the CCRAs are this year as well as the…


December 30, 2015

Providing Support for Highline School District Summer Camps

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As the Dream Project’s College and Career Readiness Assistants (CCRA) program continues to grow and to help support various aspects of middle and high school student trajectories, we have been asked to work more deeply with our school partners both during and outside of the school year. Over the summer, Highline School District expanded its…


Mentors “Teach” Gates Foundation US Postsecondary Team Members

By Karl Gapuz, Community Partnerships Co-Lead On July 14, eight Dream Project mentors, leaders and former mentees presented to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success team, leading a part of their strategic leadership retreat. The presentation, which occurred at the Gates Foundation headquarters in downtown Seattle, included over 50 program officers and administrators…



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