1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

College Tours Rock! Our ‘Project: Girls On The Rise’ Scholarship Recipients Get A Taste Of Campus Life With Support from 1,000 Dreams Fund

At the 1,000 Dreams Fund, we are laser-focused on helping female students in need with the often- unfunded “extra” costs that make a huge impact and can change lives. Case in point: Our Project: Girls On The Rise (PGOTR) program helps high school girls across the country break through financial barriers by allowing them to

Let’s talk about the Dream Gap

By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund Mattel is already doing it — and their awesome new Barbie campaign got me thinking and reflecting on what the idea of “dream gap” means for women of all ages and backgrounds in our society today. It’s all about that huge, cavernous space between

Stream Dreams! As part of the ‘Twitch Unity Lounge’, 1DF Joins Thousands of Twitch Fans and Streamers at TwitchCon 2018

Thanks to our inclusion in the Twitch Unity Lounge, we turned up the volume at TwitchCon 2018 on October 26-28 in San Jose, California — and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there for our first time, joining thousands of Twitch streamers and fans while working to connect and inspire female broadcasters and gamers.

Announcing our new Student Advisory Board members for 2018-2019!

At 1,000 Dreams Fund, one of the most rewarding things we get to do is empower young women to go for their goals. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Student Advisory Board (SAB). This diverse group of outstanding young leaders comes from all walks of life, representing their peers in

1,000 Dreams Fund Announces New 5-Year Grant Program for Women in S.T.E.A.M. on Day of the Girl

I’m always excited about 1,000 Dreams Fund, especially when I read the stories of the inspiring young women we have funded so far. But here’s the truth: There’s no way I could be more thrilled than I am right now to announce the formation of a new and very special program: the “Paliwal Club of

What Netflix’s ‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ Can Teach Us About College and Real Life

By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund If you haven’t watched Netflix’s new rom-com “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” you’re late to the party. But, that’s okay, because — as we know from the movie — most high school parties just lead to miserable drama anyway. While the movie wasn’t perfect

Smart Money, Brighter Futures! Charles Schwab and 1DF Host Multi-City ‘College Finances 101’ Workshop for Students

Money talks — and it can speak pretty loudly when you’re looking at college expenses and financing your degree. According to a recent Forbes article, the average student faces $37,172 in student loan debt when they graduate. The financial cost of college is also one of the biggest obstacles we hear about from students, too. So,

THE WINNERS ARE HERE! ANNOUNCING THE 1DF SPRING 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our Spring 2018 scholarship winners who represent a cross-section of impressive young women intent on making an impact on their communities and the world. The 10 scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants! Congrats to the following recipients: Faria Islam from Ozone Park,

GIRL POWER! HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THE 1DF STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD

YOU GO GIRL! We want YOU as part of our 2018/2019 Student Advisory Board — and here’s why you should apply. The 1,000 Dreams Fund’s overall mission is to positively impact the lives of young women here in the U.S. – and the 1DF Student Advisory Board (SAB) helps make that happen with a group of

LIVE FROM TWITCH! 1DF ANNOUNCES #BROADCASTHER GRANTEES AND #BROADCASTHER ACADEMY – POWERED BY HARMAN

August has been a dream so far! On August 1, we started the month off in top form with our #BroadcastHER LIVE event to not only announce the first 50 recipients of our Twitch #BroadcastHER Grant, but also the opening of our new #BroadcastHER Academy – Powered by HARMAN — all live-streamed on our Twitch channel.