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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.
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
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.
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