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.
This spring, The DREAM Program will welcome almost 100 mentors and mentees into our Alumni Organization as they graduate from college and high school. After years of participating in DREAM Fridays and other events, Alumni have the opportunity to continue their involvement in DREAM through the Alumni Organization. Alumni play a big role in The DREAM Program.
DREAM Teens from Vermont were once again treated to a fabulous weekend of education, fun, seeing old friends, and more on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. Younger teens (13-14) were invited to come learn more about themselves and their choices. The fun started on Friday evening, when teens poured in from all over the state. Board games, dinner, hanging out, a movie, and a session on “Digital Citizenship” rounded out the events for the night.
Camp DREAM Adventure Program Coordinator
Type: VYDC AmeriCorps Member (Half-Time)
Locations: Burlington and Fletcher, Vermont (Camp DREAM), and a potential 2 weeks in Maine
Length: 910 hours from Spring through late Summer
For their Culminating Experience, the Willowbrook/Bennington College Local Program will be traveling up to Jamaica State Park for a camping trip. Activities will include teambuilding activities, hiking, and making s’mores. Please contact Ali at Alison@dreamprogram.org if you would like to join the group or if you have any questions!
For their Spring Semester culminating event, the Franklin Square / Saint Michael's College Local Program will be travelling to the Northern Lights Recreation Center in Essex Junction, Vermont! Please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the group or have any questions.
For their Spring Semester culminating event, the Elm Street / University of Vermont Local Program will be travelling to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts! Please contact Mark at email@example.com if you would like to join the group or have any questions.
For their Spring Semester culminating event, the Riverside / University of Vermont Local Program will be travelling to the Fisher Cats Minor League Baseball Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire. DREAM's logo will be on the big board, and a mentee will get to throw the opening pitch! Please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the group or have any questions!
After spending the past 13 years working in the national service sector, Jen is thrilled to be a part of the DREAM family by serving as the Region Director for the DREAM office in Philadelphia. Jen served two years with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) national service program before becoming a full-time employee in 2001. In her most recent role as a Unit Leader, she was responsible for managing over 60 young adults each service year and engaging them in meaningful volunteer service projects throughout the United States. Jen was also very active in mobilizing large scale volunteer deployments following major natural disasters by coordinating with local and national agencies to support immediate and long-term community recovery efforts.
Jen is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region and graduated from Immaculata University in 1997 with a BA in English, Secondary Education. With all of the roles she has played in her professional career, she considers being a mentor the most impacting and rewarding. Being the Region Director for Philadelphia’s DREAM program truly is her dream job. Jen never met a cup of coffee she didn’t like and in her spare time enjoys reading, road trips, cheering for her beloved Philadelphia Philles and watching cooking shows despite having zero culinary talent in the kitchen.