UW Dream Project

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

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

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

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

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