UW Dream Project

February 28, 2013

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

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

February 25, 2013

Looking Forward: Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Affairs

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 Ben Overton, former Dream Project leader and current grad student in the UW Evans School of Public Affairs. Taking on

February 20, 2013

Low Income, High Potential

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

February 13, 2013

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

February 1, 2013

Looking Forward: Teach for America

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

January 30, 2013

Reflections on an Era (An Ode to Matt Harris)

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

January 29, 2013

Kiley’s Story: Transferring from Community College

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

January 24, 2013

MLK Day of Service 2013

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,

January 22, 2013

Sam’s Story: Scholarship Junkies

At the end of my junior year of high school, I underwent a nine-hour brain surgery to implant two electrodes into my brain. The reason: I had spent the previous six years of my life confined to a wheelchair, the result of a rare neurological movement disorder I developed after a severe ankle sprain suffered

January 18, 2013

Vote for the Dream Project FAFSA video!

As you are all probably aware, we have some incredibly talented peers here at the UW. We’ve already all seen the Ke$ha “Tik Tok” FAFSA video parody, but have you seen the Macklemore “Thrift Shop” FAFSA video parody? Brace yourselves for four minutes and nineteen seconds of awesomeness Not only is this video help us

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