Monthly Archives: August 2017

From Our Founder’s desk: Meet our 2017 Fall Scholarship Recipients!

As founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, I’m thrilled to announce our fall “Class of 2017” scholarship recipients! These young women are doing some astounding things in their communities, and you’ll be meeting them in the weeks to come. We want to thank everyone who applied. You made our decision difficult! I also want to

Klea Ndoci Helps Women Pay Hope Forward With Doll Face Club

Klea Ndoci took her first narcotic when she was 12. By 13, she was deep into street life; drugs, money, robbery, and prostitution. After nine years of living on the edge–including jail time–she wanted better for herself.  At 22, she voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation facility and met a group of women who became

Bronte Johnson and why she’s ready to lead the future of tech

You often hear about women being underrepresented in STEM careers. High school student Brontë Johnson wants to change that. With an interest in the incredible world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), she is at the forefront of exciting advances from Siri to self-driving cars and computerized doctors. This is why she’s ready to lead the future

After the Fund: An update from Natalie

Natalie Becerra Visits Washburn University and Kansas State University Girls on the Rise helped me in deciding which college I will apply to and attend in the future. I never thought I would be able to actually go on a college visit before this funding. I am not only able to see the campuses, but

How Eleni Lazares Got The Dream Gig Of Interviewing Your Favorite Celebrities for E!

Eleni Lazares is an associate producer for E! News, and yes, it’s just as cool as you’d think it is — interviewing A-list stars on the red carpet is just a typical Tuesday. But landing such a coveted job is no easy task. A 2013 graduate of Ohio University, Eleni held several highly competitive college

After the Fund: An update from Zaniya

I used my grant to attend the Young Women Run Conference. Over 100 young women from across the country gathered in the nations capitol to train to run for office not in four years, but right now. I had the opportunity to participate in workshops that would help me as I prepare for a career