We Are The Dream Grant Winners!
Take a look at the recipients of the We Are The Dream grant and find out how they'll use their grant to support our DREAMERS!
MTV and Get Schooled want to help your high school, college or community-based organization support the college goals of undocumented students in your community. The following grant winners understand the importance of providing support and resources to DREAMERS across the country and have dedicated their platforms to continuing the movement!
To apply for your own We Are The Dream grant or to learn more about the We Are The Dream Grant Program, click here.
#1. The Pell Project
We Are The Dream Grant: The Pell Project from Get Schooled on Vimeo.
The Pell Project was created by two high school teachers who were tired of seeing DACA/Undocumented students who had the potential to go to college drop out of high school or not proceed to higher education due to the cost. As a result, the two teachers launched The Pell Project in 2016 where they raise scholarships equivalent to the Federal Pell Grant ($5,920) to deserving DACA/Undocumented student. They will be using their We Are The Dream grant money to fund a scholarship for an undocumented student!
#2. Al Éxito
We Are the Dream Grant: Al Éxito from Get Schooled on Vimeo.
Al Éxito is a statewide organization in Iowa that empowers Latino students and families to succeed in life by encouraging the pursuit of higher education through leadership training, entrepreneurial skill development, enriched educational opportunities and supportive mentorships. They provide programming, support information and resources to 6th- post secondary students and their families. The will be using their grant money to sponsor 10 Al Éxito alumni to teach cohorts at a 3-day intensive camp focused on creating a solid college plan for incoming juniors/seniors. There will be an extra focus on how to attend college as an undocumented student, first generation college student, and learning to positively overcome specific issues that arise for Latinx students on college campuses.