UW Dream Project

Blog


January 10, 2014

Welcome back!

FAFSA vid

Happy Friday, everyone! Congratulations on successfully transitioning from the couch to the library, also known as Week 1 of Winter Quarter. Winter Quarter is also the time to start working on those FAFSA and scholarship applications. For a little inspiration, look out for Dream Project’s annual FAFSA video, coming out soon! For a little taste of…


December 7, 2013

Reflecting on Autumn Quarter

aww

By Jeremy Webb and Michael Zhang, Dream Project AmeriCorps Members How is it already almost finals week? This quarter has flown by and I can’t believe everything that the Dream Team has done in 11 short weeks! As the Dream Project continues to grow and make an impact in our community, we have begun to…


November 27, 2013

AWW Roundup

AWW 2013

By Will Kittel, AWW Guest Relations Co-Lead November 16th-17th, we held our annual Admission Workshop Weekend (AWW). As you know, AWW is one of the Dream Project’s biggest events, where high school seniors from around western Washington come to work on their personal statements and college applications. This year had an amazing turnout. I mean,…


November 15, 2013

AWW Preview

Welcome AWW

As a lot of you may know, Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) is coming up this Saturday and Sunday! AWW is a Dream Project event on the UW Campus where high school seniors can come to work on their personal statements and fill out their college applications. (Remember the deadline for the UW app is Sunday,…


November 7, 2013

The Importance of Being Fearless

DFER Logo

The following post is by Manmeet Dhami, Dream Project alum, Teach for America alum, and current Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Policy and Advocacy Fellow with the Washington State Democrats for Education Reform. She shares her experience of finder her passion and the potential of our education system. As a life-long resident of the Puget Sound…


October 31, 2013

Tips for Personal Statements

Dream Project Logo

It’s that wonderful time of year again—time for Dream Project mentees to start working on those college applications and personal statements! The personal statement is a perfect opportunity for your mentees to really demonstrate who they are as a student and a unique individual. A daunting task at first, certainly. But it doesn’t have to…


October 22, 2013

DP at the Dawg Dash

Dawg Dash 2

By Sydney Peterson, Auburn High School Lead On Sunday, Dream Project had a handful of mentors participate in Dawg Dash. Some of them ran the 5K, others ran the 10K, but they all had an awesome time. I had the pleasure of setting up, running, and breaking down the table to promote Dream Project on…


October 18, 2013

The Magic Begins: Part II

url

By Michael Zhang, UW Dream Project AmeriCorps Member As I completed my first week of a real, 40-hour workweek, I couldn’t help but pause to reflect on all the things that had happened in the past month. It had been stressful, sleep depriving, and scary. My summer was filled with moving to a new place,…


October 14, 2013

The Magic Begins: Part I

url

By Jeremy Webb, UW Dream Project AmeriCorps Member “I have some good news and bad news. I’ll tell you the bad news first. The funding that we thought we were going to get has been cut and with that, goes your AmeriCorps position.” “Well that sucks. And the good news?” “We applied to another grant…


October 8, 2013

To New Beginnings

1236047_547950858605871_499269896_n

By Megan Whitman, Ingraham High School Lead I always wonder if people can feel the excitement. It’s in our signs and our shirts, and it’s all across campus. It’s in our leaders, reuniting in the office after a summer of internships and studying abroad. It’s in our newest staff additions and our recruitment team as…



Previous page Next page