Dylan Gallacher has spent his college career striving to serve others. Gallacher was drawn to apply for a position with Teach for America after his work with the Dream Project at CSU.
The Dream Project is a mentorship program that connects first-generation college students at CSU with potential first-generation college students at Poudre High School in Fort Collins and provides them with college preparation assistance. Gallacher was responsible for communicating with staff at Poudre High, recruiting students to join the program and pairing each student with a CSU mentor.
Through his work with the Dream Project, Gallacher discovered his passion for working to close the achievement gap in the United States school system. During his time at CSU, Gallacher also participated in the President’s Leadership Program, served as a Presidential Ambassador and worked as an Upward Bound Tutor Counselor.
He is graduating with a degree in sociology and a minor in Spanish, and will begin a position with Teach for America in South Dakota at Pine Ridge or Rosebud reservations starting in the fall.
To speak with Gallacher, contact Jim Beers at Jim.Beers@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6401.
Registration for the summer semester at Colorado Mountain College is under way. Many classes start this week, and additional classes start throughout the semester.
Full schedules for the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley locations are no longer being mailed out. Instead, paper copies of the schedule are available at college centers. You can also browse for classes online at coloradomtn.edu/classes.
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