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November 6, 2016

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…


Meet Our 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Duo: Nadine and MaryMargaret

Nadine Mortell spent 8 quarters in the Dream Project.  During her time, Nadine served as a mentor and High School Lead at Kent-Meridian High School and on the Steering Committee as the Leadership Development Portfolio.  She graduated June 2015 with a double major in Sociology and Communication. Nadine also spent time during her undergraduate career…


February 18, 2015

The Dream Project: No Better Team to Play For

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Megan Whitman | Advancement Lead Before I became the Advancement Lead for the Dream Project, I was one of the Ingraham High School Leads. In my time as a High School Lead we would often ask our mentors to write us letters sometimes detailing their experiences as a mentor, sometimes listing their concerns and questions…


January 26, 2015

From Mentee to Mentor and Beyond

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Written by Audrey Lawrence Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore Meili Powell credits the Dream Project with helping define her path. Adopted from China at an early age, Powell’s adoptive mother was a consistent figure of support throughout her childhood. Her mom remarried when she was in 2nd grade and during Powell’s freshman year of…


April 29, 2014

Mentee of the Week – Brenda Nguyen, Dream Achieved!

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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…



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