University of Washington (United States)Financial organisation:
Undergraduate Academic Affairs & the College of Education (United States)Participants:
Community Center For Education Results, College Success Foundation, Undergraduate Academic Affairs - University of Washington, College of Education - University of Washington, Race to the Top, Seattle College Access Network, South King County College Access Now, College Access Now, Puget Sound Educational Service District, University of Washington Alumni Association, University of Washington Impact, Seattle Public Schools, Highline Public Schools, Auburn School District, Federal Way Public Schools, Tukwila School District, Kent School District, Renton School District, Scholarship Junkies, Washington College Access Now, Black Achievers Program, Seattle Community Colleges, Highline Community College, Education Access Network, Washington Student Achievement Council, United Way of King County, Seattle Public Library, United Negro College Fund, Teens in Public Service, University Tutoring, Technology Access Foundation, Collegeboard, Treehouse, CollegeMapper, YouthForce & Boys and Girls Club of King County.Website: http://www.washington.edu/dreamproject/about/Keywords:
The Dream Project is a student-initiated college-access and retention program that partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students in Seattle area high schools to assist in the college admissions process (including SAT prep, applications, writing essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships).
The program has a dual-focus approach: one, to give high school students the assistance that they may not be able to receive at home or from other areas of their lives; and two, to simultaneously teach UW students about educational opportunity and social mobility and examine these ideas in the context of the University of Washington. The program meets three times a week — once as an entire class as part of the UW course and once with their smaller group at their assigned high school to work with the students.