March 15, 1947 - February 5, 2012
The DREAM Program and all of its particpants mourn the passing of Lowell Richards, Dartmouth Alumnus and Friend of DREAM. Our sincerest regrets to the family of this wonderful man and big dreamer.
Kelsea is the Program Empowerment Director for the University of Vermont’s three DREAM programs serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Vermont Youth. Kelsea also served as a summer intern for the DREAM program where she implemented programming for communities in the Burlington and Rutland areas. Kelsea recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Anthropology. During her sophomore year at UVM, Kelsea studied abroad in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England where she discovered a love for traveling and learning about different cultures. Kelsea also spent her four years at UVM as a member of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, where she held several leadership positions and developed a passion for service. In the future, she hopes to go to graduate school for Higher Education and Student Affairs where she will focus on student leadership and development. In her free time Kelsea enjoys photography, cooking, painting, traveling, and having game nights with friends.
Julia is the Program Empowerment Director for the DREAM Programs at Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College, and Johnson State College serving as an Americorps VISTA through Vermont Youth Tomorrow. Originally from a suburb of Boston, Julia is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, where she studied Sociology, Anthropology, and Mathematics. Julia first came to DREAM during the summer after her third year at UVM as a Summer Programming Intern. Since then, she has stayed involved with DREAM, acting as a Program Partner for the Champlain College DREAM Program, Office Development Intern, and again as a Summer Community Intern. Along with her involvement in DREAM, Julia was able to explore her interest in criminal justice while at UVM and was involved in several research and volunteer projects revolving around the Vermont Department of Corrections, including her own Honors Thesis, “Parents in Prison: An Examination of Parental Incarceration in The State of Vermont.” Julia is passionate about providing all youth with the opportunities and support they need to succeed as adults. When she is not working, Julia can be found hiking, exploring new areas of Vermont, and spending time with her horse, Hershey.
Tiffany is the Program Empowerment Director serving as an Americorps VISTA through Vermont Youth Tomorrow. She works with the Poultney/Green Mountain College Program, Willowbrook/Bennington College Program, and the Hickory Street & Forest Park/College of Saint Joseph Program. She recently graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her Master's in Women's Studies. Tiffany also has her Bachelor's in Women's Studies with a concentration in Victim Advocacy from the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. Tiffany has been a Graduate Assistant in various academic arenas; most recently at the Central Connecticut State University Ruthe Boyea Women's Center where she was able to program and initiate many empowerment-oriented campaigns. Her interests include feminist theory, drawing and painting, adventuring to new places, and spending her days in the sunshine with her beloved Cocker Spaniel named Chester.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our $50,000 Summer Appeal goal! This is the largest Summer Appeal DREAM has ever had and it couldn't be more timely because this summer has been the busiest Summer of Adventure we have ever had. Your support has allowed DREAM youth from across our three regions to do so many things. There have been countless trips to museums, parks, beaches, and sporting events. DREAM summer Community Interns have provided hundreds of hours of enrichment programming in the communitie
Please visit our "Work With Us" page to find out more details about this half-time AmeriCorps position. Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through September 15 (or until the right person is hired).
HALF-TIME AmeriCorps Position (approx. 20 hours/week, 910 hours total through August 2016)
The DREAM Program in Philadelphia is currently seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Development Assistant. The Development Assistant will be responsible for helping build our capacity and giving network in Philadelphia as we continue to expand our reach and impact.