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.
Mahogany Grimes was born and raised in Greater New Haven, CT. After graduating with her Bachelor Degree in Social Work and receiving her Master Degree in Human Services with a focus in Social and Community, she discovered that she wanted to help the youth especially in the inner city with providing the right services prepare the next leaders. As a result, she has involved herself in many nonprofits that had a focus on education and leadership.
Mahogany is excited to serve as the new AmeriCorps Program Empowerment Director for Orchard Gardens and Somerville Housing in the Greater Boston area while obtaining her Ph.D. in Education with the focus on Leadership and Management at Capella University.
Natali is a Washington, D.C. native that graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in the Spring of 2017 with a double major in Sociology and Spanish. While at SJU, she was a part of two unique service learning opportunities where she got the chance to get involved with the local Philadelphia community. During her first year, she served as a tutor and mentor for students at an elementary school in South Philadelphia. Her senior year, Natali participated in a unique academic experience where she learned alongside inmates, fueling her passion for social justice and change. Natali’s current interests and passions include her long time love for soccer as well as music.
Jenny is from Waretown, NJ and graduated in 2009 from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a BS in Biochemistry. She received her Ph.D in Molecular Biology in 2016 from Rowan University. Most recently, Jenny was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While there she realized she wasn’t feeling as passionate about science and desired a professional position which would give her community development experience and a deeper exposure to the nonprofit world. After learning about DREAM she knew this would be a perfect fit for her. She is passionate about mentoring and the life-changing effects it has. Jenny is also an avid student of mixed-martial arts, and a lover of cookies.
Margo is from Princeton, NJ and graduated in 2016 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY with a BA in Sociology. In 2015 she spent a semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa where she studied Multiculturalism and Human Rights. Margo’s interest in childhood development and the relationship between childhood factors and adult well-being led her to several professional work experiences as both a Case Manager for adults with serious mental illnesses and most recently, a Coordination of Care Specialist with Crisis Preparation and Recovery in Tempe, AZ. These experiences in the mental health field focused on adults, which strengthened her motivation to work in organizations geared towards children and childhood intervention, making DREAM the perfect step for her moving forward. A fun fact about Margo is that she is a dual citizen of both the United States and Canada.
Antonia, originally from Boston, MA, is a University of Vermont graduate with a degree in Community and International Development. After high school and through college Antonia spent her time traveling and interacting with diverse communities around the world. Although she moved around a lot home base was in Vermont where she spent much of her time pursuing her passion for dance in the ballet company at school as well as supporting the American Sign Language community. Her first introduction to DREAM was the summer of 2016 as a summer Americorps member in Vermont. Absolutely thrilled by the work DREAM was doing and interested in returning home she excitedly decided to make DREAM her new home with an Americorps year in Boston.
In her spare time you can find Antonia exploring new places, dancing until her hearts content and spending as much time with friends and family as possible. She loves the color yellow and laughing.