UW Dream Project


March 22, 2017

Three Dream Project Leaders Named 2017 Husky 100 Recipients

Earlier this month, the University of Washington announced the 2017 Husky 100 recipients, among whom are Dream Project leaders Katie Bui, Julie Van, and Meili Powell. For the second year, UW recognized undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses who are striving to make a difference on campus and in the community. As…

January 24, 2017

Catching up with Dream Project Alum

Amber Valenzuela -- former Dream Project mentor who currently works in UW Advancement

By Amber Valenzuela   I served as a Dream Project mentor during Fall 2013 through Fall 2015. I also participated in the Disability Seminar in which I learned a lot about creating a safe space, disclosure conversations, different terminology, etc. The reason I first joined Dream Project was that I was involved with the program…

Leadership Corner: What’s in Store for Steering this Year?

Jordan Tuia

By Jordan Tuia, Public Health Senior I have been the manager of Steering since Spring 2016. The Steering body exists to work through both the core and peripheral functions of the Dream Project program; it essentially steers the organization as a whole to ensure we are fulfilling our aim of supporting students in every facet…

Q&A with Colton Selin

Colton Selin

By Colton Selin and Anh Huynh Currently a third-year undergraduate majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship, Colton Selin serves as one of the High School Leads (HSL) at Auburn High School and as a co-lead for Dream Project’s Advancement team. Selin started out as a mentor for Health Sciences and Human Services High…

Dream Project Goes Deeper with Professional Development for Leaders

Scott Winn -- one of the facilitators for Dream Project’s upcoming Racial Equity Workshop in February

By Dream Project staff In line with the University of Washington’s Race & Equity Initiative and as part of an ongoing effort to become a more actively anti-racist and social justice-oriented program, Dream Project staff has been working to coordinate workshops and trainings aimed to help leaders develop an informed lens for racial equity and…

Save the Date: Spring BBQ

A group of high school juniors and their mentors gathering in front of Suzzallo Library for a picture before taking a tour of campus at last year’s Spring BBQ

By Allyson Ahern Spring BBQ is our biggest event of the year and one that the entire program looks forward to. During this event, high school juniors from all of our partner schools take a field trip to visit the UW Seattle campus where we provide tours, lunch, and interesting lectures from UW faculty members….

Another Successful Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW)

Over 200 mentors and community volunteers supporting 350 high school students at this year’s Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW)

By Morgan Lantz and Haley Strandberg Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) took place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. Despite being held the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday and on the day of a Husky football home game, the event had a great turnout of mentees, mentors, and community volunteers. A total of 350 high school students…

November 6, 2016

Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) Preview


By Morgan Lantz Events Coordinator On Saturday, November 19th, 2016, 700+ low-income and first-generation high school students from the Puget Sound region will come to the University of Washington–Seattle campus for the annual Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW). College admissions counselors, writing tutors and mentors will assist students with all parts of the college application process. This…

Welcome To A New Year with Dream Project

Kicking Off the New Year With fall quarter already off to a strong start, we couldn’t be more excited about the ways new mentees, mentors and leaders will contribute to Dream Project. Currently partnering with 13 high schools in King County, we aim to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education…

Meet Our New AmeriCorps Members!

This academic year for Dream Project started off with some changes, including the new AmeriCorps members’ faces at the front of the office — Anh Huynh and Emily Murphy! Anh Huynh is new to the Dream Project and brings extensive experience as a FIG leader, academic tutor, student researcher in implicit bias, and mentor to…

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