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,… 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


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


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


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

Spring BBQ 2013 Recap


By Katharina Grossman and Emily Tran. Katharina: I was Event Co-Lead along with Michael, but I think that title is slightly misleading in that everyone involved with planning is a lead of their own. It just so happens that the event-lead coordinates communication between committees, and oversees a lot of the on-going tasks. I don’t… Read More

Joining the Dream Project Team

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By Jessica Hunnicut, Dream Project Assistant Director of Program Operations. As a person with no prior involvement in Dream Project, on-boarding involved learning about an entirely new and unfamiliar organizational culture. Dream Project is a unique program unlike any other that I have seen during my college and professional career.  It took a couple of weeks… Read More

Dream Project awarded the Doug Mason Memorial Award

Municipal League Foundation

The post below is from Emily Tran, Dream Project High School Lead Manager, about her experience at the Municipal League Civic Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 11, 2012. We were greeted with smiling faces and hands outstretched. The table linens looked crisp and the sound of chatter was merely a murmur under soft jazz. We… Read More

Shout Out to Year Up

The post below is from Marquez Taylor, Year Up alum and former Dream Project student. I want to start off by saying that everyone has their own journey; it’s up to you to go with it and embrace every moment of happiness, pain, sadness, or blankness. It will teach you more about yourself than the journey… Read More

Getting Involved: Alternative Spring Break


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 Clare Morrison, former high school lead at Foster High School and team leader for Alternative Spring Break, Toppenish. Instead… Read More