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Dream Charter School

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Causes: Charter Schools, Education

Mission: Dream charter school's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.

Programs: Dream charter school inspires all students to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. Dream develops life-long learners who make positive change in their communities and the world. Dream graduates understand that a healthy and resilient body enhances an active and critical mind. Our graduates have the skills and habits of mind to tackle complex challenges, engage in spirited debate, innovate and inspire. Dream currently serves over 500 youth in grades pre-k through 8th grade. Dream classrooms engage students in thorough lessons and discussions while encouraging achievement and enthusiasm in a joyful learning environment. Dream provides on-site support services including counseling, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Special education students are integrated into the general education classroom, where they are supported by dream's instructional specialists and two certified teachers in every class. This level of staff support, combined with targeted interventions, enable dream to address students' special needs without the stigma of a separate classroom.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to serve on this school's Board of Trustees. The leadership and staff are such dedicated educational professionals and are engaging families in East Harlem for student success. They support every child and inspire them to realize their potential and DREAMs.