UW Dream Project

October 10, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

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

May 16, 2014

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!

May 14, 2014

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

May 7, 2014

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

May 1, 2014

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

April 29, 2014

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

April 20, 2014

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

April 17, 2014

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

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