Emmie Andres

Program Empowerment Director

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's CEO Michael Loner writes about mentoring's effect on school attendance

Tue, 2016-10-04 14:47 -- mloner

"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.

Jessica Souke

Regional Director - Boston
After 15 years of working to strengthen the resources of schools and educational non-profits, Jess is excited to join DREAM as the Boston Regional Director.  Jess began her career as a high school English teacher in the Upper Valley of NH.  She travelled to the Pacific and built a teaching program that connects the talents of Dartmouth College graduates and students of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  As the Director of Volunteers & Interns she also managed and doubled the volunteer resources for the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu.  Recently, Jess settled in the South Shore of Massachusetts where she spearheaded fundraising campaigns for The Arc of Massachusetts and The Newton Public Schools. 
 
Jess graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001 with a BA in English and Secondary Education and earned her MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with concentrations in social business and non-profit management.  From 2010-11, Jess served on the Boston Board for DREAM.  For Jess DREAM is where her roles as mentor, teacher, manager and fundraiser culminate into one exciting job.  She has been a huge fan of the organization since its origins at Dartmouth.  In her spare time Jessica loves to spend time with her family, have "adventure days" with her daughter and quahog in Cape Cod.

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