The Dream Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the state of Virginia. Founded in 2011 by Arlington Public Schools board member Emma Violand-Sanchez, the Dream Project serves promising young immigrant students through mentoring, scholarships, community-building, and advocacy.
The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to education by working with them to access and succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, family engagement, and advocacy.
The Mentoring Program helps prepare immigrant students at Northern Virginia high schools (Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax) for college through one-on-one and group mentoring. The program focuses on the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, and building skills to promote success in college.
The Dream Project Scholarship is awarded to talented immigrant students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and perseverance in the face of adversity.
We build community by sponsoring cultural and educational events throughout Northern Virginia. We also support state and federal DREAM Acts that will open the doors of higher education to immigrant students and allow them to become productive members of our communities.
The Dream Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
The Dream Project is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.