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February 18, 2015

The Dream Project: No Better Team to Play For

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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…

March 11, 2014

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

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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…

August 31, 2012

UW Students: Join the Dream Project

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The Dream Project is run and sustained by volunteer college mentors that visit our schools every week. Currently, there are 392 mentors signed up for Winter Quarter, short of our goal of 500, so we’re looking for more mentors to sign up to meet the needs of our students more fully. Check out the list…

May 17, 2012

2012 Live the Dream Scholarship Recipients

2012 Live the Dream Scholarship Recipients

The Dream Project is proud to announce 17 scholarships awarded to local high school students at the Live the Dream Scholarship Reception on the University of Washington campus. The funds for the $1,000 scholarship were raised entirely by UW students in our class. The winners were selected from a pool of nominees by a selection…

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