Sueños 2019
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Sueños 2019

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We expect to sell out so purchase your tickets early!

DREAM’S 7TH ANNUAL NYC BENEFIT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, AT THE MEZZANINE, 55 BROADWAY, NYC, WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE DREAM BOARD AND SUPER-CHEF, FOOD NETWORK WINNING CHEF KELVIN FERNANDEZ, FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM. THIS SPECIAL HOUR WILL BE HOSTED BY ACTORS DASCHA POLANCO OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK AND RENT’S TAYE DIGGS. AT 7:30PM OUR MAIN EVENT WILL BEGIN, HEADLINED BY OUR AWARDS AND THE DREAM BACHATA ACADEMY BAND. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS DREAM EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, AT RISK YOUTH AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. DREAM IS DEPENDENT ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SO PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS AND JOIN US.

Confirmed guests include some of New York’s most prominent philanthropists, educators and celebrities. All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs.

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All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs.

WHO WE ARE
DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project), was founded in 1995 by our Chair, Michel Zaleski, who after seeing schools without adequate sanitation, electricity, books and supplies, decided to try to improve Latin America’s worst performing education system. In 2002 DREAM was formalized as a USA and DR non-profit. The DREAM Board of Directors is composed of dedicated Dominicans, Americans and global citizens, including acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican born US Congressman, and includes actors, business people, educators and others leading the charge to bring high quality education to the children of the Dominican Republic.  DREAM serves more than 9,000 children and youth through 17 different quality educational programs. These programs include new parent education, pre-schools, after-school and at-risk youth programs, summer schools and camps, vocational training for teens and young adults, libraries and computer labs.  At DREAM’s annual book fairs, students build their own libraries by choosing among 25,000 age-appropriate, new, free books. DREAM generates more than 800,000 hours of high-quality teaching in small class groups, thus providing transformative educational experiences for otherwise under-served children, so they can reach their full potential.  DREAM, alongside its hundreds of annual volunteers, now has a remarkable paid staff of 100, ----with all but one living in the Dominican Republic. Staff are originating and managing schools in 27 communities. The DREAM approach clearly has made an impact on the well-being of its students and their communities.  What distinguishes the DREAM project is excellent results and accountability in combatting the effects of poverty on children.  

 
 

 

Event Invitation Committee

Darlene Cordero, Karla Farach de Athanasopoulos, Yokasta Segura-Baez, Mirtha Cabral McQuilling, Benjamin de Menil, and DREAM Executive Board.

Sueños Ambassador Committee

Yokasta Segura Baez & Christian Baez

Graciela & Munir Dauhajre

Mirtha Cabral McQuilling & Andrew McQuilling

Nathalie Feraud-Salame & Pablo Salame

Event Planning

Kathy Romero

 

Proceeds from Sueños support The DREAM Project in the Dominican Republic. The DREAM Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides quality education for over 9,000 children annually. We offer the hope of a better quality of life for present and future generations of Dominican children by greatly improving their educational opportunities.

DREAM has a 100% model, which means 100% of donations go towards programs and our Board covers all operational expenses. Ambassador contributions will go towards one of DREAM’s three categories of education:
Early Childhood Education
High Quality Primary Education
Holistic Youth Development

This is a fully sponsored event. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. All donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to contribute, but are not able to attend the event, please make your donation by clicking the button below.

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DREAM Holiday Brunch 2018
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

DREAM Holiday Brunch 2018

 
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Come be part of the most effective solution for our shared future, by contributing to high quality education for all! Signature drinks will be served, with a full North American Brunch Buffet, along with our silent auction tailored for you, with incredible deals on DR weekend escapes, holiday gifts and more. After you get your holiday shopping done, relax and let DREAM handle the kids through our different activities, including our always popular balloon giveaway (where everyone wins) and a series of very special performances by the DREAM Choir.

Tickets: Buy early for only $1,200 RD ($25 US)! At the door on Dec. 2nd: $1,500 RD ($30 US). 

Purchase 10 advance sale tickets on or before Friday, November 30th, and you can reserve a table for you and your friends!

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Sueños 2018
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sueños 2018

SUEÑOS 2018 WILL HOST AN EXCLUSIVE VIP MEET & GREET WITH JUNOT DIAZ, MISTY COPELAND, TAYE DIGGS, SHANE EVANS AND DASCHA POLANCO, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE ITALIAN ACADEMY LIBRARY FROM 6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM. THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 75 TICKETS AVAILABLE.

THE MAIN EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM IN THE MAIN HALL AND THE EVENING WILL FINISH WITH THE FIRST US PERFORMANCE BY THE DREAM BACHATA ACADEMY BAND, FOLLOWED BY THE CROONINGS OF BACHATA DIVA ANDRE VELOZ. BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES! 

We expect to sell out so purchase your tickets early!

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DREAM’s 6th Annual NYC Benefit will take place at The Italian Academy at Columbia University, with an exclusive VIP reading limited to 75 guests in the library from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, followed by our main event, headlined by our awards and a special musical performance by Andre Veloz. Confirmed guests include some of New York’s most prominent philanthropists, educators and celebrities, including our DREAMer of the Year, Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz. He will be joined by the Principal of The American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland, Actress Dascha Polanco, Educators of the Year Actor and Head Start Ambassador Taye Diggs with Artist and Writer Shane Evans, the cast members from Orange is the New Black, and many more. 

All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs.

Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco

Taye Diggs and Shane Evans

Taye Diggs and Shane Evans

WHO WE ARE

DREAM was founded in 2002 by a group of visionary volunteers and donors that, after visiting a public school in Cabarete with no running water or electricity, were compelled to improve Latin America’s poorest performing education system. They established both a US and DR non profit organization to create change. From acclaimed author Julia Alvarez and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, to the first Dominican born member of Congress, Adriano Espaillat, our board has consisted of artists, athletes, educators and philanthropists leading the charge to educate all Dominican youth. We build and run schools together with communities; we establish quality educational programs, and we stay and work with the communities until they are willing and able to do it on their own. This is what sets us apart from other organizations. Our DREAM is that all children and youth in the Dominican Republic will have equal opportunities to learn and realize their full potential through transformative education programs that combat the effects of poverty for more than 8,000 youth throughout our 27 DREAM communities.

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Event Invitation Committee

Darlene Cordero, Karla Farach de Athanasopoulos, Yokasta Segura-Baez, Mirtha Cabral McQuilling, Benjamin de Menil, and DREAM Executive Board.

Sueños Ambassador Committee

Yokasta Segura Baez & Christian Baez, Olivier Chantecaille, John Comfort, Graciela & Munir Dauhajre, Mirtha Cabral & Andrew McQuilling, Pablo & Nathalie Salame, Benny Torres

Event Planning

Kathy Romero

Silent Auction Items

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Proceeds from Sueños support The DREAM Project in the Dominican Republic. The DREAM Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides quality education for over 6,000 children annually. We offer the hope of a better quality of life for present and future generation of Dominican children by greatly improving their educational opportunities.

DREAM has a 100% model, which means 100% of donations go towards programs and our Board covers all operational expenses. Ambassador contributions will go towards one of DREAM’s 3 categories of education:
Early Childhood Education
High Quality Primary Education
Holistic Youth Development

A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. All donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to contribute, but are not able to attend the event, please make your donation by clicking the button below.

Donate Today!

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