Thankful for ‘Los Padres del Dream Project’

It’s that time of year to be thankful for the family, friends, and loved ones. As we prepare for our 9th Annual Holiday Dinner on Friday, December 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, I want to express my gratitude for our Parent’s Committee! The Dream Project would not be where we are without the support and dedication of …

Dream Project Annual Report 2018 – 2019

You read that right; another year has flown by, and it is time to sit down and take a look at what we have accomplished. Without spoiling too much, I can say with certainty that 2018-2019 has been our most successful year to date, and it couldn’t have been without the support of our wonderful community. Thanks to all of …

Supporting the Dream: Helping Dreamers Navigate College Life

Earlier this year, Francesco Yepez-Coello, Dream Project Alumni, was published for his research into Dreamers in higher education. Having gone through college as an immigrant, Francesco is very familiar with many of the difficulties and intricacies that come along with being a student and an immigrant. As such, he wanted to see the effects that a support group would have on …

DACA, A Seven-Year-Old Memory

On June 14, 2012, I flew on a plane for the first time since I arrived in the United States at four 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 airport. Although he too feared that a …

Dream Project Receives Jack Wood Award from George Mason University

On May 2nd, we at the Dream Project were honored to receive the John C. “Jack” Wood Award for Town-Gown Relations in the nonprofit 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 …