UW Dream Project


October 31, 2013

Tips for Personal Statements

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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

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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,…

October 14, 2013

The Magic Begins: Part I


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


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…

June 18, 2013

Growth, Passion, Achievement: Congratulations Class of 2013! Dream. Achieved.


By Jenee Myers Twitchell, Dream Project Director Below is a modified version of the speech I gave at the Dream Project graduation celebration on Wednesday, June 12 in the Mary Gates Hall Commons, chronicling what I’ve seen the mentor class of 2013 achieve these past four years—with support, of course, from other amazing mentors, leaders, and staff…

June 5, 2013

Coming to a Close: Part 2

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By Yen Nguyen, Dream Project AmeriCorps member It was a year ago. I had two more weeks until I graduated from college. I should have felt happy and excited to embark on a new chapter of my life, but all I could feel was a sense of dread and fear. I had no idea what I…

June 3, 2013

Coming to a Close: Part 1


By Amrita Heer, Dream Project AmeriCorps member It was Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 3:30pm in Kane 130. I had no idea, sitting in a room with 500 other incredible undergrads, that I would fall in love with everything that I was being introduced to that day. I had no idea that in a year,…

May 31, 2013

Empowering Through Informing

By Lauren Martin, former high school lead at HS3 An article published in the New York Times on March 29, 2013, entitled, “A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges” detailed a not-so-surprising fact: the reason that many underprivileged kids don’t go to college is not because they are incapable or unwilling, but because…

May 25, 2013

Getting Involved: UW Impact


By Courtney Acitelli, UW Impact Program Director It’s no surprise that we at UW Impact feel such a connection with the Dream Project, as we share a core value: We believe that every student has the right to higher education. This core value, the idea that pushes everything you do, is also ours. We, too,…

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