Looking Forward: The UW College of Education

Getting Involved is a new series for current Dream Project mentors who are looking for new ways to get involved with education, leadership, and mentoring during their undergrad at UW. Today, we’re featuring a post by Aurora Flores from the UW College of Education. So you’re wondering if education is the right path for you…. Read More


Introducing the College Greenlight Scholarship Marathon

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The post below is from Krystina Bryiones, the Community Outreach Manager for College Greenlight We believe that all students deserve to attend a college that will allow them to succeed to their fullest potential. Finding that college, however, can be challenging for students how don’t have easy access to effective college admissions support and resources…. Read More


Getting Involved: the Education, Learning, and Society minor and the Diversity minor

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Getting Involved is a new series for current Dream Project mentors who are looking for new ways to get involved with education, leadership, and mentoring during their undergrad at UW. Today, we’re featuring a post by Jamie Barnhorst, the Academic Advisor for the ELS and Diversity minors. Hi Dream Project Mentors, In the few short months… Read More


Low Income, High Potential

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A few weeks ago, an article was published in The Atlantic claiming that many of the country’s “top-performing” students come from the bottom half or bottom quartile of income brackets. These students have a high potential to succeed in an intellectual environment, but without the academic support structure of their richer peers, they rarely apply… Read More


Lauren’s Story: Choosing the Right College for You

I grew up in Seattle, but when I was a freshman in high school, my family moved across the country to a small-town in Connecticut. So by the time I got to senior year, I was convinced that I would go to a small-town New England college. All my friends were applying to small liberal… Read More


Looking Forward: Teach for America

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Looking Forward is a new series where we highlight various post-grad opportunities for senior mentors in Dream Project who want to stay connected to the world of education, leadership, and mentoring. This post is from Katherine Kleitsch, a Teach for America staff member and Dream Project alumn. Dream Project family! I’m like an old auntie… Read More


Reflections on an Era (An Ode to Matt Harris)

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I just sat in on a meeting of a brand new group of leaders—our newest Steering Committee—and was so impressed by how deep their conversations were regarding sustainability of the program, learning and support among their college student leader peers, and innovations around our daily work. I couldn’t help but thinking about how much of… Read More


Kiley’s Story: Transferring from Community College

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Like many high school seniors nowadays, I sat through my graduation ceremony in my cap and gown without a clue about my future. This is obviously not ideal; however, I barely graduated due to a debilitating illness that overtook my final year of public school. To put it simply, I was worn out and further… Read More


MLK Day of Service 2013

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This year, a small group of Dream Project mentors participated in the MLK day of service, working at the Cheasty Greenspace in Beacon Hill. Our day began bright and early with the kickoff at the HUB, where we listened to various speakers commemorate Dr. King’s incredible life. We then traveled to the park in Beacon Hill,… Read More