Jade Graddy

Jade Graddy

Jade first reached out to the Dream Project the summer before she started at the University of Washington. It was easy to see her passion and excitement about the possibility of working with the Dream Project, specifically at Rainier Beach High School where she had just finished up her term as an AmeriCorps member.

Her excitement has not stopped since. With her background and knowledge of serving at Rainier Beach High School, she was able to better mentor the students there as a part of Dream Project.

Along with being a mentor, Jade also was the Community Partnerships Portfolio Lead for a short time where she was able to stay in communication with the various community partners Dream Project works with. Jade’s lasting impact will be remembered through her work of creating an Anti-Racism culture in the Dream Project.

Despite the sensitive nature of the topic of Race, Jade established the seminar with curriculum designed to educate Dream Project mentors on incorporating an anti-racism framework into their mentoring strategies. The feedback from mentors taking the class has been tremendous and has led to efforts to incorporate this framework into all facets of Dream Project, such as future workshops, events, and class lectures.

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