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October 22, 2017

News Roundup: Welcome back!

By Fa’aumu Elsea and Geetika Mukkamala, Public Relations Leads

Tālofa, and welcome back to Dream Project. As we ramp up our work this year, we think it is helpful to look back and reflect on some of the major things that happened over the summer. Take some time to learn how the following news items shape the way we do Dream Project.

  • DACA Program Update: On September 5th, the Trump Administration announced that the DACA program will be ended on March 5th, 2018. Take a look at resources from Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and stay informed.
  • Wait, What About Financial Aid? This is a good time to review the WASFA and state financial aid eligibility for undocumented students.
  • Mission Statement Recap: Dream Project entered the 2017-2018 school year with its new racial equity focused mission statement in mind. In case you missed it, that was the product of a quarter long collaboration among Dream Project staff and student leaders.
  • UW Admissions Application Overhaul: University of Washington Admissions partnered with the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success to offer a new college planning and application platform. What does that all mean? (Take note: The new deadline for Summer/Fall 2018 Freshmen applicants is November 15).
  • Long Term Transformation: The work Dream Project does is based on many timely topics impacting our students—mentors and mentees alike. It is hard work, but work that is also transformative as the program continues to strive towards social justice and college access through mentorship.

We hope you will continue to stay engaged in and support the Dream Project.

Fa’aumu K. Elsea and Geetika Mukkamala
Dream Project Public Relations Leads

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