The DREAM Project
Rating: 4.75 stars 8 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, International, International Exchange
Location: 916 Williams Rd Unit 2 Colchester VT 05446 USA
Target demographics: Children ages 3-18 who are living in poverty on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Geographic areas served: Dominican Republic
Programs: DREAM is working with 4,000 students and providing over 600,000 teaching hours per year through several different programs. We have the Montessori early education program, which works with children aged 3-7 years old, teaching them to become more independent and self-disciplined, show initiative, develop a love for work, demonstrate that social relationships are based on respect, and communicate with appropriate language according to their age and maturity level. We offer High Quality Primary Education, which includes the Young Stars afterschool program, annual summer camps, music education, several libraries, and teacher training. Our Holistic Youth Development programs include A Ganar, which works with at-risk youth (ages 17 – 24) to help them secure employment and/or enter the formal educational system while developing skills to improve their quality of life. It also includes the health education program DPV, and a Documentation program.
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I am an athletic director at Millwoods Christian School in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Last year we brought a high school basketball team to the DR to work hand in hand with Dream reaching out to the community. We ran basketball clinics for the locals as well as working on clean up projects and other similar projects. The Dream Project provided us exactly what we were looking for in a partner organization to work in the area. With their focus on Education, it was a perfect match for us. Shortly after we returned home, disaster struck in Haiti. As a school we raised a large sum of money to assist the releif work Dream was doing with the people of Haiti and we were more than excited to help Dream in their work. The experience has been so good, we are returning this winter with 2 basketball teams to continue our work with Dream in the DR. We are also looking into bring other group down to work hand in hand with this wonderful organization. R. Harrod
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Totally positive experience. Always had full support from Dream at all times.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Work to increase their funding so they can do more work. The work they do is great and real for the people in the area.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The care to detials we experienced.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Outstanding and matched our needs perfectly.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Do amazing things that truely impacts the people of Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Ways to make it better...
We could have stayed longer.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Never enough funding for the great things they do.
One thing I'd also say is that...
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About every six months
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