UW Dream Project


January 8, 2013

Dream Project Welcomes the New Year + FAFSA videos


Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and restful break, and are ready to go! January 1st not only means the beginning of 2013, but it also means that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now OPEN! You can find the application online at www.fafsa.gov. Here are a…

December 12, 2012

Self-Care in the DPC


On top of classes, homework, a part-time job and involvement in student groups on campus, Dream Project mentors dedicate a large part of their life to this program. How they do it, nobody knows. As one of the AmeriCorps members, I see countless mentors come in day after day absolutely exhausted. They don’t sleep enough;…

December 10, 2012

International Human Rights Day and Education


International Human Rights Day Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day! On this day in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations. This is a powerful document that enumerates rights that are universal to every single human being on earth, no matter what. Article 26 of the…

December 6, 2012

Spotlight on: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

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Now that fall quarter is starting to wrap up, it’s time to fully dedicate ourselves to one of the biggest questions that our mentees have asked us since we started with them in the spring quarter: How can I pay for my college education? Many of us know, or will be learning about soon, the…

November 29, 2012

Yen’s Story: STEM major and Dream Project AmeriCorps Staff


When I first heard about the Dream Project, I initially pushed it to the side. Friends of mine were taking the class at the time and talked about how cool it was. But I wasn’t convinced that it was something for me. I was a Biochemistry major and I wanted to go into the health…

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Break


I am thankful for the Dream Project. For all the wonderful mentors, scholars, leaders, and educators that I have had the opportunity to meet. I am also thankful for BREAK! Are you with me? This glorious four-day weekend couldn’t come at a better time. Mentees, you have been working so hard on your college applications,…

November 19, 2012

Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition, and the UNITE conference

This year, on June 19th, the Pew Research Center published a report called “The Rise of Asian Americans”, praising the progress made by Asian Americans in the United States. The Pew report claimed that in spite of Asian Americans being “…held down by a century’s worth of exclusionary policies explicitly based on race… Today they…

November 15, 2012

Road Construction


Seniors, you know deadlines for colleges are approaching. You are likely elbows-deep in essays and applications. You may have attended a really cool College Application Completion event this past month at your high school, at a nearby high school, or up at the UW at Admissions Workshop Weekend, to kick-start your application season or to…

November 8, 2012

The Dream Project Mission


I have never really thought too hard about what goes into a program’s Mission Statement. Everyone has to have one, right? The mission statement reflects the work of the program, right? Wrong. In talking with other Dream Project volunteers and staff, I have realized that the Dream Project Mission and Core Values are meant to…

November 2, 2012

Admissions Workshop Weekend

Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) is this weekend, November 3 & 4 from 10:00am-5:00pm on the UW campus! This is an annual event that is one of the biggest events hosted by the Dream Project. Students will enjoy a presentation given by a UW Senior Admissions Counselor in the morning and spend the afternoon working with…

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