The Magic Begins: Part II

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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,… Read More


The Magic Begins: Part I

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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… Read More


To New Beginnings

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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… Read More


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

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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… Read More


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… Read More


Coming to a Close: Part 1

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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,… Read More


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… Read More


Getting Involved: UW Impact

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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,… Read More


Live the Dream 2013 Recap

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This year’s Live the Dream scholarship event took place on Tuesday, May 14, to award $1,000 scholarships to 15 Dream Project students. The 2013 Live the Dream Recipients are: Oscar Alejandre, AAA High School Savannah Williams, ACE High School Pacharamart Khong-Kha-Ngam, Auburn High School Andry Xevandry, Chief Sealth High School Katie Bui, Cleveland High School… Read More


Celebrating Mentee Success

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By Vincent Pham. Now that our mentees have sent in their deposits to schools and know where they will be attending in the fall, the Dream Project would like to take the time to recognize the incredible accomplishment of one of our students. In this post, we would like to acknowledge the recent success of… Read More