Vice-Chair earns the Joan White Grassroots Award

“Volunteers make dreams come true…” -Jane Powell, Dream Project Vice Chair On October 10, 2018, Volunteer Alexandria awarded Dream Project’s Vice-Chair, Jane Powell, the Joan White Grassroots Service Award. The Joan White Grassroots Service Award is given to a volunteer who has selflessly committed time, energy and skills to help an organization to further its mission. “Life can be beautiful …

Founder and Chair Wins Spirit of Community Award

On Thursday, September 27, Dr. Emma Violand-Sanchez, founder and current Chairman of the Board of the Dream Project, received the William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award from the Arlington Community Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. The Arlington Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy and its role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in …

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 …