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Athlete-Turned-Activist Kristin Duquette on Being a Champion: “Trust Yourself and Trust Your Journey”

Kristin Duquette is a leader — both in and out of the pool. The swimmer is a five-time American Paralympic Record Holder and the former US Team Captain for the 2010 Greek Open. She was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of the nine, but what could have derailed her dreams has only propelled

Changemakers: Enter our #MentorMe Challenge to secure funding for your next BIG idea!

You have BIG dreams about making our world a better, brighter and more awesome place – and we want to help you! Whether you head a student organization or want to run your own nonprofit, we can all use a financial boost and a little assistance from someone who has “been there and done it.”

September Funding Roundup

We may be officially one month into the school year, but it’s not too late to get some extra financial help! Here’s a list of some awesome scholarships and opportunities that are still accepting applications. Check them out! Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2016 Calling all “Walking Dead” fans! Write an essay about how

1,000 Dreams Fund Founder Christie Garton Talks Conquering College, White House Etiquette, and Helping Girls Turn Their Dreams Into Reality

Christie Garton is the big sister you wish you had. The 1,000 Dreams Fund founder has been turning goals into accomplishments since she was a teenager, landing an internship in Paris at Glamour and an invite to the White House – before she even received her degree! Now the author of the U Chic college

PR Star Sydney Cooper Is Taking On The NYC Fashion World (While Wearing Amazing Shoes!)

We all want to land that dream internship — and, even more importantly, turn it into a job. While in college, Sydney Cooper made that dream a reality. While at Florida University, she interned for luxury “red bottoms” designer Christian Louboutin. She now works full-time in fashion PR as a Junior Account Executive at Cindy

1,000 Dreams Fund’s “State Of The Girl” Research Featured in USA Today’s USA Snapshots!

We’re proud to announce that our “State Of The Girl” research was featured in USA Today’s USA Snapshots on September 5, 2016! Check it out in the bottom left! USA Today Money Snapshot

How To Avoid That Crushing Student Loan Debt

By Christie Garton, Founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund As a student or even as a post-grad, student loan debt can take over your life and affect your performance in school or in the workplace. For students, juggling their personal finances can be equally tricky; most college-aged kids are getting their first exposure to “the

Hillary Clinton Makes History! Women’s Voices At The DNC And RNC

Last night, we saw history made as Hillary Clinton became the first woman became a major political party’s presidential nominee. This milestone put the cap on a whirlwind two weeks in politics as both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions wrapped up. Both programs featured amazing speakers who talked about issues ranging from mental illness awareness,

June/July Funding Roundup

Don’t miss out on a chance for extra funding towards your dreams! Here is a list of all the funding and internship opportunities we’ve featured during the past month. Check them out! Girls Impact The World Film Festival Deadline: January 18, 2017 Submit a 3-5 minute film focusing on critical issues affecting girls and women around the

BIG NEWS!! Join our Student Advisory Board!

Hello Dreamers! As founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund I am thrilled to bring you an exciting update: 1,000 Dreams Fund is launching a Student Advisory Board! If you are looking to get hands-on experience in the non-profit and social good space while connecting with other outstanding young women from around the country like yourself,