Make a difference in the lives of our DREAAMers today and bring HOPE for the FUTURE! image

Make a difference in the lives of our DREAAMers today and bring HOPE for the FUTURE!

Make an even larger impact by becoming a monthly or quarterly donor!

$116,696 raised

$111,229 goal

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

You Can Be a Part of the Solution!

DREAAM is a community impact, nonprofit organization whose vision is to reach, teach, and empower boys and young men–ages 3 to 24–by creating life-changing programs and building academic and leadership skills.

DREAAM’s proactive violence prevention program model for Hope for the Future is to further address educational inequalities, child well-being, and mental health among children and parents within Champaign County. Hope for the Future is empowering and evidence-based, offering Pre-K cultural education, Saturday activities, gang prevention, and family wraparound services. Our goal is to increase health, healing, and academic achievement for more than 300 individuals.

Together, we can prevent violence in Champaign County.

DREAAM is creating an opportunity pipeline, a pipeline of hope to disrupt the “school to prison” pipeline, because of the following stats:

◻75% of all suspensions in Champaign District 4 schools (2012-2015) and 65.8% of all suspensions in Urbana District 116 schools (2011-2015) were Black students.

◻77.7% of all expulsions in Champaign District 4 (2012-2015) and 85.7% of all expulsions in Urbana District 116 (2011-2015) were Black students.

◻In 2011, 85% of all students who experienced disciplinary action in Champaign District 4 schools involving the police were Black.

◻Only 4.87% of incoming freshmen at UIUC are African American, a number that has steadily decreased over the last two years.

Will you help us continue to provide important and life-changing programming and mentorship for our DREAAMers, so together, we can put an end to crushing statistics like these?

With your support, you can have this impact:

$10 - $25

Help us with gift cards, art + STEM supplies, nutritious snacks and even a sweatshirt for our DREAAMers!

$50 - $100

Provides a DREAAMer with one week of music lessons, support from a life coach, mentoring activities, and transformative experiences!


Supports our DREAAMers with family activities, parenting classes, resources to maintain a parent support group; or sponsor a sports camp of basketball or soccer on Saturdays for a month; or provides field trips to a museum or play!


Perhaps you or your group can give a gift of $1000.00 that can support our areas of greatest need.

Call us with any questions at 217-530-0110.