WE PROVIDE DREAMERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALIZE THEIR COLLEGE DREAMS AND GIVE BACK

Thousands of DREAMers want nothing more than the opportunity to get a college education and give back to their families, their communities, and this country.

At TheDream.US, we work with a community of partners to provide that opportunity. Our approach is designed to scale and deliver relevant and sustainable impact.   Here’s how …

OUR WORK STARTS WITH HIGHLY-MOTIVATED DREAMers

DREAMers are inherently motivated and resilient students who want to earn a college degree and make a difference in the world. Through a rigorous selection process, we select Scholars who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in college and in life. Our goal is to fund 4,000+ DREAMer Graduates.

Our 1,700 Scholars’ Profile  

3.55

Average High School GPA

3.56

Average Community College GPA

20

Average Age (high school)

23

Average Age (community college)

74%

1st Generation

70%

Work

100%

Low-income

Over 70% work to support their college education and sometimes their families!

SUPPORTED BY 75+ COMMITTED PARTNER COLLEGES

We partner with over 75 colleges whose leaders are committed to addressing the barriers and challenges DREAMers face in getting into and through college.

AND DEDICATED SCHOLAR ADVISORS

Each of our Partner Colleges has an on-campus Scholar Advisor who builds meaningful relationships with our Scholars – individually and as a cohort – and assists our Scholars in successfully navigate their college journey and access any any needed services.

FORGING A CONNECTED COMMUNITY OF DREAMer SCHOLARS 

Our Scholars connect and support each other locally on campus and as part of a national Facebook community. They — better than anyone else — understand each other’s journeys and what it takes to succeed. We provide leadership development, internship, and mentor opportunities, so they can grow together.

 

WE ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY FOR ALL DREAMers

While our scholarships are generous, they will never be enough to MEET the need.  Thus, we use our voice and our Scholars’ successes to advocate for tuition and aid equity for all DREAMers.

OUR WORK IS ANCHORED IN DATA

We use data to monitor our Scholars’ academic progress, success, and struggles. We track early warning signs to ensure each one is getting the support she needs to succeed.

OUR MODEL IS WORKING

Our dreamer scholars are exceeding national college success rates.  And they are determined to make a difference in the world.

 

1700

Scholars

75+

Partner Colleges

$19.3M

Dollars distributed

85%

Overall Persistence

3.2

Avg GPA