UW Dream Project

March 5, 2014

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,

January 25, 2014

MLK Day of Service

By Elisa Tran On Monday, a group of Dream Project and Pipeline Project members spent the morning beautifying the grounds of the Richard Hugo House in the heart of Capitol Hill. The Richard Hugo House is a nonprofit organization that offers writers of various skill levels a place to improve upon their works through their

January 10, 2014

Welcome back!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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