A seven year old memory- DACA

By Lizzette Arias, Executive Director, Dream Project On June 14, 2012 I flew on a plane for the first time since I arrived to the United States at 4 months old. Unlike that first time, I remember everything from this plane ride. The destination, Los Angeles, the purpose, become an immigrant rights organizer. My father came with me to the …

One DACA Recipient’s Journey to Higher Education

“As poverty and violence worsened in Honduras, Darwin Murillo escaped the country with his older brother 16 years ago to join their mother in the United States. Now an undergraduate student at George Mason University in Virginia, Darwin has received DACA status and is working towards becoming an immigration attorney. SRL Homegrown Fellows interviewed Darwin and his mother, Yunia Rivera, …

Jack Wood Award

On May 2nd, we at the Dream Project were honored to receive the John C. “Jack” Wood Award for Town-Gown Relations in the Non-profit category awarded by George Mason University. The purpose of this prestigious award is to “recognize community individual and groups, as well as government, businesses, and not-for-profits who demonstrate leadership in fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the …

An Elegant Display of Support – Voices for Solidarity 2019

Through storytelling, harmony, dancing and music, the Dream Project’s Voices for Solidarity concert was a wonderful success. Over two hundred people gathered in solidarity to support not only the Dream Project, but also our diversity and complexity. The quality of performances we witnessed were breathtaking. Dulce Carrillo, Coordinator of Community Engagement at Arlington Public Schools graciously served as our Master …

Celebrating The Dream Project’s 9th Annual Holiday Dinner

From listening to deeply moving speeches from our students to sharing a delicious meal prepared by the Parent’s Committee, the Dream Project’s 9th Annual Holiday Dinner was a fantastic celebration of our community. We were honored to be joined by over 150 students, families, community members, elected officials, and treasured partners. Together, we laughed, ate, drank, and honored our shared …

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. …