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Announcing our new Student Advisory Board members for 2017-2018!

As you know well, the 1,000 Dreams Fund is all about supporting the awesome dreams of young women by funding the “extras” – those experiences like study abroad or college bound costs like college visits that can help accelerate personal growth and success. With that important mission motivating everything we do at 1DF, we are

From Our Founder’s desk: Meet our 2017 Fall Scholarship Recipients!

As founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund, I’m thrilled to announce our fall “Class of 2017” scholarship recipients! These young women are doing some astounding things in their communities, and you’ll be meeting them in the weeks to come. We want to thank everyone who applied. You made our decision difficult! I also want to

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

Bronte Johnson and why she’s ready to lead the future of tech

You often hear about women being underrepresented in STEM careers. High school student Brontë Johnson wants to change that. With an interest in the incredible world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), she is at the forefront of exciting advances from Siri to self-driving cars and computerized doctors. This is why she’s ready to lead the future

After the Fund: An update from Natalie

Natalie Becerra Visits Washburn University and Kansas State University Girls on the Rise helped me in deciding which college I will apply to and attend in the future. I never thought I would be able to actually go on a college visit before this funding. I am not only able to see the campuses, but

How Eleni Lazares Got The Dream Gig Of Interviewing Your Favorite Celebrities for E!

Eleni Lazares is an associate producer for E! News, and yes, it’s just as cool as you’d think it is — interviewing A-list stars on the red carpet is just a typical Tuesday. But landing such a coveted job is no easy task. A 2013 graduate of Ohio University, Eleni held several highly competitive college

After the Fund: An update from Zaniya

I used my grant to attend the Young Women Run Conference. Over 100 young women from across the country gathered in the nations capitol to train to run for office not in four years, but right now. I had the opportunity to participate in workshops that would help me as I prepare for a career

Elana Lyn On Creating A Personal Brand And Mastering The Side Hustle

When Elana Lyn Gross  was looking for a  creative outlet to occupy her time, she had no idea that her signature blog would turn her into a professional and personal development resource for young women. She pivoted from a career in politics to start her own site that is now thriving. As part of her

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 http://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

1,000 Dreams Fund Celebrates Innovators at 2017 Northside Festival

Over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters came to Brooklyn, New York to experience the 2017 Northside Festival last week. The 1,000 Dreams Fund and Fortune partnered to bring this unique experience — featuring the best in music, arts and technology — to four lucky young women with our #HowiInnovateChallenge, in which girls across the country