June 26 – July 1: W&M’s Leadership By Design Program

Calling all rising high school juniors and seniors for the William & Mary Leadership by Design program. If selected, you will attend a weeklong residential leadership program at William & Mary’s Williamsburg campus. A full scholarship ($900 value!) and transportation to and from campus will be provided.  Apply for Leadership by Design by May 20, 2022. When and Where: June 26 – …

The Mother’s Month Raffle Ends on May 28, 2022!

The Mother’s Month Raffle is a fantastic way to support the Dream Project’s parents group and scholars while getting your hands on some really great prizes! When and Where: Winners will be announced live at facebook.com/DreamProject.VA on May 28, 7pm. Prizes include: -First prize: $1,000! -Second prize: $500 -Original artwork from Bolivia -Gift cards to favorite local restaurants -High end …

May 24, 2022: The William & Mary Summer Institute Leadership Class

Calling all rising high school juniors and seniors for the William & Mary Summer Institute Class. Spend an informal yet educational time with college students in a welcoming, engaging, and motivating space. Pizza and transportation will be provided! Sign up for the Summer Institute Leadership Class by May 20, 2022. When and Where: May 24, 4:30-6:30 TheWilliam & Mary DC campus, 901 4th …

Dream Project’s Parents Committee Raffle Results

After an extremely successful fundraising campaign led by the Dream Project’s Parents Committee. We are very excited to announce the five winners of this years raffle. You can watch the raffle here: https://youtu.be/BjoA9T_PPc0 In case you’d like to skip the video you can see the winning tickets here: The five winners are: 10 Salteñas – Eliana Torres Wine Set – Emma …

President Biden’s Immigration Actions in His First 100 Days

By: Seth Morer President Joe Biden took office on January 20th, 2021 and has already begun to reshape America’s immigration policy.  Over the last two months, the new Commander-in-Chief ordered an overhaul of our immigration system. He has issued eight separate Executive Orders on immigration, and in early February, along with House Democrats, he issued a full legislative proposal.  We …

Aging Matters

Dr. Emma Violand Sanchez featured on Aging Matters Local program ‘Aging Matters’ featured Dream Project’s founder and chair Dr. Emma Violand Sanchez. In this interview Dr. Violand Sanchez talks about her life experiences growing up in a family of six kids and about her desire to help underserved communities. Dr. Violad-Sanchez was a teacher and administrator in Arlington Public Schools …

Dare to Dream Book Talks

As you may know, the Dream Project began 10 years ago at Emma Violand-Sanchez’s kitchen table. She organized a group of people who knew students’ immigration status should never limit their educational aspirations. The pandemic presented a challenge of maintaining this vital sense of community that started at Emma’s home and means so much to Dream Project students and families. …

Eternally grateful to be a Dream Scholar

By: Karen Vallejos Corrales, Dream Project Alumna I immigrated to the United States at the age of five and grew up here in Virginia. I was undocumented, and I along with many other dreamers, grew up in a time before President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and constricting Virginia state laws. Back then, my greatest desire was …