The Class of 2023: DREAM’s Postsecondary Commitments

by | Jun 14, 2023 | 0 comments

In just a few weeks, the remarkable Class of 2023 will join DREAM’s rapidly growing community of alumni, known as Legends. They’re ready to embark on a variety of best-fit college and career paths—with the power and support of the entire DREAM community behind them.

At DREAM, we know that finding best-fit college pathways for our students increases their chances of college persistence. With supportive academic environments, limited financial burdens, and campus communities where they can thrive, DREAM graduates have even greater chances to fulfill their visions of success. This year’s outstanding postsecondary results are grounded in our values: above all, our work aims to support student self-direction and agency in all that we do.

Here are just a few highlights for the Class of 2023:

  • The Class of 2023 achieved a 100% acceptance rate to college and professional pathways for those who applied, including the school’s first-ever Ivy League acceptance.
  • DREAM seniors were awarded a total of more than $2 million in grants and scholarships for their first year of college, including two DREAM students who were among 10 in NYC to be awarded the prestigious UNCF Gray Scholars scholarship, valued at $50,000 per year toward any HBCU. A third DREAM student was awarded the highly competitive QuestBridge Match Scholarship to attend Boston College on a full ride.
  • DREAM’s Close the Gap grants offered $68,000—an average of $8,500/year—to close the financial aid gap for eight graduating seniors to attend their first-choice college. On average, Close the Gap recipients are able to attend schools with a graduation rate that is 6.5x the national average for low-income students.

You can read more about the DREAM Charter High School Class of 2023 in the report below, and mark your calendars for June 23, when DREAM Charter High School will celebrate all the work of this amazing senior class at its graduation ceremony. Until then, follow along as we laud this class, tell some of our student’s special stories, and gear up for the big day.


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DREAM started in 1991 as Harlem RBI, a volunteer-run Little League for 75 kids in East Harlem. Three decades later, the organization serves 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a growing network of inclusive, extended-day, extended-year charter schools and community sports-based youth development programs. By developing an education model that is responsive to the unique academic and social needs of every child, DREAM is creating a future where all children are equipped to fulfill their vision of success.

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