UW Dream Project

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

Get Ready for the 2014 DP Spring BBQ!

It’s finally here!  Our wonderful mentors and volunteers have been especially busy these past couple of weeks.  Spring BBQ is this week! On Friday, May 2nd, our new cohort of mentees will be visiting us at the University of Washington Seattle campus to experience a day in the life of a college student. They will

Mentee of the Week – Brenda Nguyen, Dream Achieved!

My name is Brenda Nguyen. I am a first generation college-bound student, raised from Vietnamese parents. My parents immigrated to the U.S., and had to adapt to the culture American culture.  I on the other hand, was lucky enough to have been born here.  Yet growing up, I faced the conflicts between cultures and the

An Experience as an AERA Undergraduate Fellow

By Nesley Bravo, UW student It is hard for me to grasp that less than a week ago I was surrounded by colleagues with a mutual passion in education research and was “fan girling” professors who do research on questions I’ve only dreamed of. As of one in 24 American Education Research Association (AERA) Undergraduate

A Spring Preview for 2014 – New Mentees, BBQ’s, and more!

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom last week, the songbirds are out, and University of Washington students are starting their Spring quarter classes.  Are you taking part in the Dream project this quarter?  We can already tell it’s going to be an exciting Spring quarter.  Here are a couple of things to look forward

A Year in Review, and a Year to Start New – Join the DP Movement

It’s so much more than 2 credits.  Meeting new people.  Changing lives.  Making dreams of the future reality.  And of course, those extra 2 credits are always nice.  But the Dream Project is so much more than a college course.  It’s a community.  A team.  A family.  And in our team of mentors, mentees, and

Looking Ahead – New Initiative Within the Dream Project!

By Elizabeth Parker and Amrita Heer Elizabeth is the Scholarship Selection Committee Lead and the College and Career Readiness Program Director. She has been in the Dream Project for 10 quarters and has mentored at Global, Foster, and Ingraham. She is a senior, double-majoring in Math and Spanish. Amrita is the Program Support Coordinator. She

Dream Project Named a Finalist in Road Map Project Awards Ceremony!

  We are excited to announce the University of Washington Dream Project has recently been named a finalist in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards Program!  Our dedication and commitment to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle has been recognized for the lifelong impacts being made everyday,

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