Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

While the DREAM Program does not operate specifically for the purpose of winning awards, our organization and its participants have achieved some great things. Below is a list of accolades our staff, its members, and our volunteers and the campuses they represent have received. For all of these awards, service to or participation in DREAM was a consideration.

Non-Profit/Office Awards

  • Myra Kraft Community MVP, Paul Espina - 2013, presented by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
  • Ignite Award for Outstanding Contribution by Program Staff Member to the Field of Mentoring, Chad Butt - 2013, presented by Mass Mentoring Partnership and Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring
  • Participating member of the Performance Institute - 2012-2013, awarded by Benchmarks for a Better Vermont
  • Vermont Governors Award for Outstanding Community Service - Sarah Caliendo - 2012, presented by Governor Shumlin
  • Vermont Campus Compact 2012 Engaged Community Partner Award – Middlebury College
  • Outstanding Program Award - 2011, presented by Madison Park Development Corporation
  • Vermont Campus Compact 2011 Engaged Community Partner Award – Norwich University
  • 50 Best Places to Work, #14 - 2010, Outside Magazine
  • Philanthropic Small Business of the Year - 2010, Classy Award presented by Stay Classy
  • Most Influential College Student or College Organization of the Year - 2010, Classy Award presented by Stay Classy
  • Working with Youth Award, Chad Butt - 2009, presented by the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation
  • Outstanding Volunteer Organization in Vermont - 2005, presented by Governor Douglas
  • Outstanding Mentoring Organization - 2004, presented by Mentors Make a Difference Conference and the Vermont Mentoring Partnership
  • Outstanding Mentor Program - 2003, presented by the Vermont Mentoring Partnership

Volunteer Student/Campus Awards

  • Best Mentorship Program - Harvard DREAM - 2011, presented by the Leadership Institute at Harvard College
  • The Vemont Campus Compact Commitment to Service and Engagement Award has been awarded to numerous mentors over the years:
    • Joshua Tubbs, Champlain College
    • Laura Kerr Williams, Middlebury College
    • Alexandra Manousos, Norwich University
    • Dustin Hunter, Saint Michael’s College
    • Janet MacDonald, University of Vermont
    • Joshua Warren, Champlain College
  • Madeleine M. Kunin Award for Public Service - Jeremy Ellis - presented by Vermont Campus Compact
  • Outstanding Volunteer Organization - Norwich DREAM - 2005, presented by Governor Douglas
  • Unsung Hero Award - St. Michael’s DREAM - 2004, presented by St. Michael’s College
  • The President’s Award for Outstanding Organization - UVM/Elm Street DREAM - 2003, presented by the University of Vermont