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1,000 Dreams Fund Announces New Scholarship Program for Women in STEAM

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: Paliwal Club of 100!

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

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

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,

Klea Ndoci Helps Women Pay Hope Forward With Doll Face Club

Klea Ndoci took her first narcotic when she was 12. By 13, she was deep into street life; drugs, money, robbery, and prostitution. After nine years of living on the edge–including jail time–she wanted better for herself.  At 22, she voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation facility and met a group of women who became

This Month Is All About The #StuffWeLove!

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s one of our favorite days because we get to celebrate the people and things we love. So we couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of a new series for the 1,000 Dreams Fund — StuffWeLove. This content series is all about the influencers, movements and, well, stuff that matters