January 15, 2016

Helping students apply for college at Admissions Workshop Weekend

The 2015 Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW), Dream Project’s largest work session event of the year, was a huge success—for both mentees and mentors! AWW is held every year on the UW campus during the Autumn quarter preceding college application deadlines. High…

Year three of the CCRA program

Amrita Heer, Program Support Coordinator It’s hard to believe, but it’s the third year of the College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) program, with 35 CCRAs at 33 schools (22 high schools and 11 middle schools)! CCRAs help students get ready…

Welcome Ally, our new public relations manager

This fall, we said a sad goodbye to Olivia Smith, our longtime public relations manager, and welcomed new public relations manager Allyson Ahern. The public relations manager plays an important role in Dream Project’s outreach strategy, publicizing Dream Project to high schools…

Save the date: Spring BBQ and Live the Dream

We’re busy getting ready for two Dream Project spring events: Spring BBQ and Live the Dream! Spring BBQ: May 6 Spring BBQ is our biggest event of the year. High school juniors from all our partner schools take a field trip…

Leadership spotlight: Heber Garcia

I first heard about Dream Project as a senior at Mount Rainier High School (Heber is pictured above, second from the left). I was getting ready to apply to my dream school, the University of Washington. Only thing was, I…

January 7, 2016

Financial aid events

The financial aid process can be complicated, which is why Dream Project has traditionally hosted a winter quarter event on UW campus called Scholarship Saturday to help guide students through the process. This year, we are following a new strategy and…

November 9, 2015

Welcome back!

Dream project teammates

Serving 14 high schools in King County, the Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students to pursue higher education and raises awareness among university students about educational opportunity and social mobility.

Admissions Workshop Weekend preview

Crowd at Admissions Workshop Weekend

Nearly 1,000 low-income and first-generation high school students will come to the UW campus for Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW)

Mentors “teach” Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success team members

Dream Project member addressing Gates Foundation

On July 14, eight Dream Project mentors, leaders and former mentees presented to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success team, leading a part of their strategic leadership retreat

Meet the Dream Project’s 2015-2016 Americorps duo

Dream Project AmeriCorps volunteer Nadine Mortell, center, with friends

The Dream Project is fortunate to have two talented AmeriCorps volunteers for the 2015-2016 academic year. Let’s meet them!

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