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We’re Giving Back this Holiday Season!

Happy holidays from all of us at 1,000 Dreams Fund! As we celebrate a huge year of success, we want to give back to YOU! Our community of students, friends, and supporters have made everything we’ve accomplished possible. 1,000 Dreams Fund’s give-back is a huge thank-you to our fans. This month, we will be giving

1,000 Dreams to 1,000 Realities: Help us make more dreams come true in 2019!

“Empowerment” is a great buzzword. But here’s the truth: Without funding to back it up, it’s just a buzzword — a feel-good idea with no power behind it. 1,000 Dreams Fund doesn’t toss around words just to peak interest. We put that idea of empowerment into real action, providing the money and support girls need

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

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

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 2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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

We want YOU! 1,000 Dreams Fund Launches its 2017 Student Advisory Board Recruitment

    Are you a leader who wants to make a difference in the lives of other young women? Apply to become a member of our Student Advisory Board https://staging8.1000dreamsfund.org/student-advisory-board/ in making dreams a reality for students across the nation! This select group of 30 students gains access to the inner-workings of our non-profit to

Big college dreams? Enter our #MyCollegeDream Challenge to get them funded!

College can be the best four years of your life. Since the 1,000 Dreams Fund is ALL about supporting your exciting career goals and dreams, we want to know: What is your big dream for yourself in college? Maybe it’s studying abroad in Spain or getting to attend an exciting student leadership conference. No dream

Announcing Our Year-End Fundraising Campaign #Fund1000Dreams!

Millions of girls across America have big dreams about what they want to do with their lives, but they don’t have resources to make those dreams come true. They can’t afford the “extras” that make the difference in future success – from an opportunity to study abroad, to tech devices for budding young artists or