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Our Impact

Since 2014, DreamWakers has connected classrooms across the U.S. with dynamic role models in a wide array of professional sectors, shedding light on the real-world applicability of course lessons, while inspiring the next generation of leaders to envision and prepare for their own future. The opportunity gap is immense, and widening, when it comes to accessing meaningful interactions with career professionals. Research shows two-thirds of U.S. employers report having little to no interaction with classrooms.

We aspire to close the opportunity gap by connecting classrooms to careers through:

DreamWakers Students

Serving students where we are needed most:


students served across 45 states and DC

eligible for free or reduced-price lunch from rural to urban America

Sparking students’ curiosity and confidence:


of classrooms continue the conversation after their flashchat ends

3 out of 4

students gained confidence in public speaking

Getting the grade from the educators:

4.9 out of 5

educator satisfaction

99% of educators

want to return for their next flashchat

Bridging the divide between employers and future workforce:

1,200 speakers

representing 600 organizations

88% of students
had never before met someone of their speaker’s profession

Elevating representation and excellence among our DreamSpeaker community:

first-generation college students

languages spoken

Simplifying service to make giving back easy:

4.8 out of 5.0
speaker satisfaction
99% of speakers
want to return for their next flashchat

Annual Progress Reports

2022 Progress Report
2020 - 2021 Progress Report
2020 - 2021 Progress Report
2019 - 2020 Progress Report
2019 - 2020 Progress Report

Selected Impact Reports

Smart Museum of Art: Summer 2022
DreamWakers x Autodesk: 2022-2023

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