2017-2018 Annual Report

We know it can be hard to receive a constant stream of bad news when it comes to immigration. Parents are deported. Children are separated from their families. A solution is out of sight. Please let our 2017-2018 Annual Report be your glimmer of hope. We are excited to share with you the inspiring stories of our students and our work this past year. …

The Danger of DACA

By Lizzette Arias, Executive Director, Dream Project Since last summer DACA recipients have suffered the anxiety, the political attacks, and the uncertainty around DACA. We always knew DACA, our saving grace, was temporary, but still we rejoiced and celebrated this program that magically fixed our lives. A driver’s license, airplane trips, in-state tuition, and a sense of security and stability …

Progressive Voice: Celebrating the Achievements of Young Neighbors, Who Happen to be Immigrants

Please read “Progressive Voice: Celebrating the Achievements of Young Neighbors, Who Happen to be Immigrants” by Dream Project Board Member Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz. “For the past two years, I have had the privilege of being on the Board of Directors of the Arlington-based Dream Project. Dream Project is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower students whose immigration status …

Progressive Voice: Celebrating What Diversity Brings to Arlington

Please read “Progressive Voice: Celebrating What Diversity Brings to Arlington” by Dream Project Board Member Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz. “One significant step in building equity in Arlington is how for the past 40 years, Arlington has been a gateway community for thousands of immigrants settling not only to the commonwealth but across the United States. Immigrants from nearly 120 countries have …

DREAM SCHOLAR SUMMER SUMMIT

Dream Scholar Summer Summit Calling all Dream Scholars and Dream Scholar Supporters! Join us for our Third Summer Summit on July 9th! The idea for the Summit arose directly from our Scholars who sought ongoing support navigating both the transition into college and life at college. The Summer Summit is that event–designed around our scholars and for our scholars! Previous Dream Scholars have rated the Summit as extremely helpful for both their professional and personal growth. This year’s Summit will feature …

Progressive Voice: Why Supporting DACA Benefits All of Us

Progressive Voice is a weekly opinion column. The views and opinions expressed in the column are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of their organizations or ARLnow.com. By Emma Violand-Sánchez On the morning of Thursday, August 24, I stood at Courthouse Plaza next to Lizette A., an extraordinary young woman, as she led a …

Dream Project President Honored with Award

As part of its annual Women of Vision Awards ceremony, Arlington County’s Commission on the Status of Women honored Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday June 27th. Dr. Violand- Sanchez has been an active community member and civic leader in Arlington for decades. She served on the Arlington School Board and is the founder and current …