1DF News & Exciting Updates

College Finances Hit Young Women Harder Than Men – And Has Lifelong Consequences

More young women than young men drop out of college for financial reasons. Young women also feel less prepared to manage their overall finances than do young men. This financial uncertainty has lifelong consequences. Financial challenges face every college student, even those fortunate enough to receive an academic or sports scholarship. College costs extend far

This holiday season you can help young women reach their dreams!

No matter their economic status, the majority of young women know that a college degree is necessary for a career.  They’ve heard and read about the high cost of college tuition and room/board.  They know they have to buy books, but they still may be shocked at the sticker price. It’s the hidden fees that

1,000 Dreams Fund Kicks Off Our First-Ever Annual Fundraiser & YOU Could Win a Trip to the Olympic Trials!

The holiday season is here and we have a big announcement for you – consider it an early gift! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is excited to announce that we’re kicking off our first-ever annual fundraiser #FundGirlsOnTheRise with World Cup Ski Jumper and member of USA Nordic, Abby Ringquist, leading the charge. It has been Abby’s

Selena Davant Spreads Good Vibes With Her ‘Smile A Day’ Mission

Selena Davant took a dark time in her life–a painful breakup–and found something to smile about.  In 2016, the art director, content creator, photographer, videographer and digital campaign director launched Smile A Day, a social media-driven project that captures smiling portraits of people. She asks them:  “What makes you happy and why?” With her passion

Congratulations to Our “#MyCollegeCosts” Challenge Winners

Did you know? 74% of students can’t afford the important costs of college. This past October we brought you a big announcement: the 1,000 Dreams Fund was teaming up with Charles Schwab to launch #MyCollegeCosts, a new challenge seeking to fund the “hidden costs of college” for young women in America. The response was overwhelming. We received over 550+

Meet Our 10 #MyCollegeCosts Finalists!

Thanks to everyone who entered our #MyCollegeCosts Challenge! We received over 500 amazing entries! The 1,000 Dreams Fund is THRILLED to announce our ten #MyCollegeCosts finalists: Rapulu Okolo, Sara Venier, Angie Sempertegui, Brie Turner, India McCoy, Chanel Mahop, Kristin Birkhoff, Brittany Reaves, Andrea Duarte and Miribel Tran!! Today also kicks off our week-long public vote

Madison Maxey on Innovation and Why You Need to Know About Wearable Tech

Madison Maxey is blurring the lines between fashion and technology. As the founder of smart fabric company, Loomia, she’s showing the world how textiles can be used to light up devices or read vital signs. Over the past four years, the young entrepreneur has contributed to programming an LED matrix dress for fashion designer Zac

1,000 Dreams Fund Launches #MyCollegeCosts Challenge to Help Fund YOUR College Costs!

We get it, college is expensive! Textbooks. Housing. Test prep. Study abroad. While not tuition, these expenses add up and many of us cannot afford to do all the exciting things we dream of while in college. That’s why we couldn’t be more psyched to announce our latest challenge #MyCollegeCosts with over $10,000 in funding available to help

DIY? 74% Of Students Can’t Afford Important College Costs

College is shockingly expensive — and I’m not talking about tuition. Yes, that’s a big figure (and climbing every year), but it’s not surprising. Students know what to expect on their tuition bills at the beginning of each semester. Universities and colleges, for their part, emphasize their accessible aid packages and scholarships. So what really

Going for the Olympics is More than Just About Going for the Gold: Women’s Ski-Jumper Abby Ringquist’s Inspiring Story

Some young women are truly born to lead. Abby Ringquist is one of them. This talented ski jumper grew up just having fun on the slopes, but over time, she turned an after-school hobby into a professional career. And she’s on track to be an Olympic contender–if not champion–in the upcoming Winter Olympics. 1,000 Dreams