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.
Emmie joined DREAM at the start of the New Year, she is from Kansas City, MO. Emmie graduated from college in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and Art from Wingate University in North Carolina. During college she had the opportunity to study abroad in England, where Emmie found her love for traveling and learning about different cultures. After college, she served a year with AmeriCorps NCCC, traveling across the U.S. serving with various non-profits, one of which was DREAM! Emmie was able to get a wide variety of projects such as, working with Habitat for Humanity, Farms, Disaster Organizations, and DREAM!! After loving her time spent with DREAM she decided to do a second service term with AmeriCorps and join the DREAM Boston staff.
In Emmie’s free time you can find her outside hiking, playing soccer, tennis, or riding her bike. She loves photography, volunteering, eating anything involving chocolate, and exploring new places.
DREAM is excited to announce that our annual mentor conference, DREAMstock, is just around the corner in Vermont!
"According to the Department of Education, “students who are chronically absent — meaning they miss at least 15 days of school in a year — are at serious risk of falling behind in school.”
Quality education has been called the great equalizer. It is a force that can overcome differences in privilege and background. Yet, many youth from low-income backgrounds face adversities such as living in poverty, health challenges, community violence and family turmoil that make going to school every day a challenge. Chronic absenteeism is crippling their educational progress.