UW Dream Project

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

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

Coming to a Close: Part 2

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

Joining the Dream Project Team

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

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