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October 22, 2018

Mentorship Opportunity for Dream Project Alumni

Mentorship opportunity for Dream Project Alumni By Eugene Oh Hello! I’ve had the privilege of working with a non-profit this year outside of Dream Project called the Service Board and we currently looking for mentors for the 2018-19 year! The Service Board is a non-profit organization that serves high school youth in South Seattle/South King…


October 12, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Reflections on 4 years in Dream Project

By Alexis Garcia   By the end of my two weeks at UW I was sure I wanted to quit and go back home. Even though this school had my intended major, social welfare, and one of the best programs in the nation for it I didn’t feel like I fit in on this campus….


Preview: Admissions Workshop Weekend

By Jared Robinson   This year our annual Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) is taking place on Saturday, October 27th! This is significantly earlier than previous years, and we are looking for volunteers to act as writing tutors and to support our mentees on campus that day. This event places a focus on supporting our mentees…


Meet Our New Staff for 2018-2019

Meet Our New Staff for 2018-2019 By Katie Juhnke, Matt Knutson and Eric Lopez     Katie Juhnke started her role as the Curriculum Development Coordinator for the Dream Project in early September.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Washington Tacoma with a degree in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor studies.   Matt…


News Roundup

By Aric Rininger     Uncertain education funding and unaffordable housing feature heavily in the news cycle. As always, the students and teachers of our partner schools can be found organizing to meet the needs of their communities.   Poverty rates hold steady, average incomes continue to increase in Seattle area and Washington state http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/09/13/poverty-rates-hold-steady-average-incomes-continue-to-increase-in-seattle-area-and-washington-state/…


May 2, 2018

Professional Development Workshop Reflections

by Aric Rininger The more impossible something seems, the more important it is that we do it. These were some of the parting words Dream Project leadership received this March at our race and equity workshop, led by Bernardo Ruiz of the Racing to Equity consulting group. Bernardo is the former Director of the School…


Introducing A New HSL Manager

by Pett Khongkhangam and Aric Rininger Name: Theresa Le Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences Past DP experience: mentor at Ingraham High School starting 2016, HSL at Ingraham for 2017-2018 cohort   I decided to become HSL manager because I wanted to continue my work with Dream Project in a way that is more personally involved…


Alumni Spotlight: Meili Powell

by Meili Powell As a student at Ingraham High School, I was lucky to have met my mentor and friend – Ashley – who showed me the positive impact and necessity of having someone help you navigate the complex college application process. As a 2013 Live the Dream Scholar, I was asked to join the…


February 1, 2018

Events Digest

AWW Recap and Spring BBQ Save the Date By Morgan Lantz Admissions Workshop Weekend this past fall quarter was a success! Over 250 high school students came to work with us on their post-secondary plans–mostly college applications. We had a Resource Fair where colleges from around the region came to talk with students about specific…


January 23, 2018

What’s in store for Steering?

By Christine Smet Weekly Steering Committee meetings are a space to engage in thoughtful discussions about Dream Project’s work as a whole: during meetings, leaders give and receive updates on their work and provide input on potential programmatic changes. The Steering Committee consists of full-time Dream Project staff, Americorps members, and student leaders representing various…



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