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1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Asha, 18 – Funded

Ever since her father passed away when she was younger, Asha started taking steps that would lead her to a better life. That’s when she started feeling like the future could be a much better place — because it was in her hands. Now, a senior at Wynandotte High School, she has accomplished a lot

Alejandra, 16 – Funded

Location: Tustin, California Alejandra Espino, a Tustin High School senior, has her sights set on a dream school like UCLA or University of California, Irvine. But, she’s also interested in heading north to a college in the San Francisco area. Regardless, she wants to study sociology to potentially pursue a career in social work — or

Miribel, 20 – FUNDED

Miribel Tran believes if there’s a will, there’s a way. The future media executive and entrepreneur is a winner of our #MyCollegeCosts Challenge, underwritten by Charles Schwab. What is your professional dream? I ultimately want to become a media executive and entrepreneur. I’m deeply passionate about bringing more representation to Hollywood as well as empowering

Brie, 18 – FUNDED

College costs are expensive starting from the beginning. Brie Turner knows that even the process of applying to her dream schools meant she needed funding. As a winner of #MyCollegeCosts challenge, underwritten by Charles Schwab, the Dekalb School of the Arts student is using her funding to pay for her application fees. What is your

Sanah, 18 – FUNDED

Sanah Jivani is out to change the world. A student at the University of Texas-San Antonio, she’s overcome bullying and learned to embrace self-love. As a winner of our first 1,000 Dreams Fund Challenge, she’s taking her grant money to travel so that she can share her message of empowerment and acceptance to young women