Showcase Session: College Access And Retention

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The University of Washington Dream Project discusses the role of college students as mentors in their program in the context of college access and retention.

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Showcase Session: College Access And Retention

  1. 1. April 8th, 2010<br />
  2. 2. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Created by students<br />AlulaAsfaw<br />Program Founder<br />
  3. 3. Two track approach<br />High School<br />Students<br />University<br />Students<br />
  4. 4. Students become experts <br />THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />
  5. 5. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Outreach to highschoolers<br />
  6. 6. Preschool through College Continuum<br />Elementary School<br />Middle School<br />Elementary School<br />College<br />High School<br />Upward Bound<br />
  7. 7. 418<br />217<br />:<br />High School Students<br />UW Undergraduates<br />
  8. 8. 67 colleges<br />53 four-year, 14 two-year<br />136 at<br />2010 admits: 106 and counting...<br />
  9. 9. Percentage of Students receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch<br />Our Population<br />55%<br />all Dream Scholars<br />
  10. 10. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Our Process<br />SpringRelationship-forming<br />SummerSAT/ACT Prep<br />WinterPaying for college<br />AutumnCollege applications<br />
  11. 11. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />314 students<br />from 42 high schools in the Seattle area<br />
  12. 12. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Joining thecommunity-in-waiting<br />
  13. 13. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Collegestudent growth<br />The Dream Team can often be found at Chipotle on the Ave.<br />
  14. 14. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Student Leadership<br />Sam Lim teaches the EDUC 360 class with support from faculty advisor Stan Chernicoff.<br />
  15. 15. Student Fundraising<br />Funding Sources<br />Expenses per year<br />$63,000<br />Serving 750 college and high school students<br />$84per student per year<br />
  16. 16. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Personal and professional growth<br />UW students Sam Lim, BrukabSisay, and Katherine Kleitsch present along with Assistant Vice President/Director of Financial Aid Kay Lewis at the 2008 National Association of College Admissions Counselors Conference in Denver, CO.<br />
  17. 17. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />Never satisfied –<br />Always innovating<br />Dream Team members in “think tank” mode.<br />
  18. 18. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />
  19. 19. UW Bothell Dream Project<br />National expansion<br />The Dream Project is in talks with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others to support a national scale-up.<br />
  20. 20. THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />
  21. 21. How to Learn More<br />uwdreamproject@u.washington.edu<br />www.dreamproject.washington.edu<br />THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DREAM PROJECT<br />

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