1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

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 FALL 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our Fall 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.

Get in the Game With Our BroadcastHER LIVE! Giveaway: Win JBL Everest 710 Headphones

Congratulations to our Week 1 winners! @its_DEETZ I’m literally so overwhelmed, this is the luckiest day of my life. I’m so grateful for everything you guys do for women content creators, thank you thank you thank you 💕 https://t.co/pliBpyD4tD — dYeetz (@its_DEETZ) August 2, 2018 @MegnDiane Get in the game with the #BroadcastHER Live event!

Reaching for big dreams? (We know you are!) Here’s how to get people to take you seriously — no matter your age

By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund Every person in the world has a dream. But, through 1,000 Dreams Fund, I’ve had the awesome experience of meeting tons of girls who don’t just have dreams — they’re chasing them by relentlessly pursuing their goals and leaping over every obstacle in the

Announcing Our 50 INAUGURAL 1DF – TWITCH BROADCASTHER GRANTEES!

***CONGRATS TO OUR 50 1DF – TWITCH BROADCASTHER GRANTEES! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED!*** When 1,000 Dreams Fund launched our first-ever Streams for Dreams (#Streams4Dreams) charity event in partnership with Twitch during Women’s History Month 2018, we had no idea how BIG it would be. Our goal starting out: We hoped to raise funds to

Game Time: 1DF celebrates our commitment to supporting women in gaming at E3 Expo!

At E3 2018 in Los Angeles, California, it was all fun and games—and gamers! Thanks to the support of the ESA Foundation, 1,000 Dreams Fund recently attended the 24th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 12-14 that brings together the interactive entertainment industry’s top talent for three days of innovative new technologies, never-before-seen products, and

Feeling average? Here’s how to figure out your unique superpower — and use it to boost your resume no matter who you’re sending it to

By Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of the 1,000 Dreams Fund I get it: When your resume is up against thousands of other applicants, sometimes it feels like you need to be a real-life superhero just to get a second look. Not long ago, I was on the phone with our student advisory board, a