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… Read More

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,… Read More

Sam’s Story: Scholarship Junkies

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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… Read More

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… Read More

Amrita’s Story: AmeriCorps Member and Expert on Undocumented Students


During my sophomore year at the UW, I realized that my passion was in the education realm. When this occurred, I shouted it from the rooftops; every person I knew and met from that point on knew that I was going to do something related to educating others. That ranged from teaching to tutoring…to mentoring…. Read More

Gates Millenium Scholarship Workshop Announcement

Now that we are nearly two weeks into January, it’s time to turn our attentions to two big things: the FAFSA and scholarships. What if we told you that there was the opportunity to work on BOTH this weekend? If you live in the greater Seattle area (or will be in the area this weekend)… Read More

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 Here are a… Read More

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;… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More