UW Dream Project

February 18, 2015

The Dream Project: No Better Team to Play For

Megan Whitman | Advancement Lead Before I became the Advancement Lead for the Dream Project, I was one of the Ingraham High School Leads. In my time as a High School Lead we would often ask our mentors to write us letters sometimes detailing their experiences as a mentor, sometimes listing their concerns and questions

January 26, 2015

From Mentee to Mentor and Beyond

Written by Audrey Lawrence Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore Meili Powell credits the Dream Project with helping define her path. Adopted from China at an early age, Powell’s adoptive mother was a consistent figure of support throughout her childhood. Her mom remarried when she was in 2nd grade and during Powell’s freshman year of

October 22, 2014

Dream Project Receives $50K USA Funds Grant

 Jenee Myers Twitchell is the director of the Dream Project and is a co-founder of the program. She is also currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the UW’s College of Education. In August, the Dream Project received a $50,000 grant from USA Funds for the 2014-2015 school year. The grant,

Summer Melt: What it is and what Dream Project is doing about

Erica Ching, Nicole Guenther, David Alvarez Erica Ching is a High School Lead at Global. She has been as mentor for five quarters at Global Connections High School and YouthForce. She is graduating in June 2015 with a major in Psychology and Minor in Education, Learning and Society. Nicole Guenther is the Assistant Director of

March 11, 2014

A Year in Review, and a Year to Start New – Join the DP Movement

It’s so much more than 2 credits.  Meeting new people.  Changing lives.  Making dreams of the future reality.  And of course, those extra 2 credits are always nice.  But the Dream Project is so much more than a college course.  It’s a community.  A team.  A family.  And in our team of mentors, mentees, and

March 9, 2014

Looking Ahead – New Initiative Within the Dream Project!

By Elizabeth Parker and Amrita Heer Elizabeth is the Scholarship Selection Committee Lead and the College and Career Readiness Program Director. She has been in the Dream Project for 10 quarters and has mentored at Global, Foster, and Ingraham. She is a senior, double-majoring in Math and Spanish. Amrita is the Program Support Coordinator. She

February 25, 2014

UW College of Education Job Created Just for DP Mentors!

The UW College of Education would like to attract and recruit as many DP mentors and their friends as possible into their teacher education programs. They have found that former mentors are excellent candidates for their Masters Degree programs and that they make AMAZING teachers.    So, they created a STUDENT HOURLY JOB just for

October 10, 2012

Dream Project and Partners Host College Application Completion Events

This fall, Dream Project is partnering with other organizations such as the National Educational Loan Association (NELA), College Success Foundation (CSF), Community Center for Education Results (CCER) to plan and organize the Road Map to College Campaign. In the fall, we will collectively host 23 College Application Completion Events throughout King County, partnering with schools,

October 7, 2012

Admissions Workshop Weekend 2012

The Dream Project is gearing up for its biggest event of the season! All high school students in the Puget Sound region are invited to attend the Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend on November 3rd and 4th. The Dream Project invites college admissions counselors, writing tutors, and its own mentors to campus for an intensive

October 2, 2012

Dream Project In The Times

Last week, the Seattle Times wrote about one South Seattle School District’s efforts to increase the number of students pursuing college after graduation. The UW Dream Project was highlighted as one part of that effort, recognizing our efforts to support high school seniors as one part of a larger effort to change the college going

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