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Sponsor A Student Today!

Although the Dream Center is now a licensed Child Care Center, we still need YOUR support! Many families do not qualify for assistance and need help covering tuition.

$116,482 raised

$400,000 goal

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Please consider helping our families TODAY!

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

$6,000 - Sponsors one student through a FULL YEAR of Dream Center Programming (includes holistic services such as Continued School Day Curriculum, Healthy Meals, Skill/Character Development and more!)

$4,000 - Sponsors one student through a 9-MONTH school year session of Dream Center Programming
$2,000 - Sponsors one student through a SUMMER session of Dream Center Programming (includes full day structured programming and transportation)
$500 -Supports one student’s enrichment activities for a FULL YEAR of Dream Center programming (includes athletic tournament/league expenses, field experiences, performing arts equipment)
$150 - Supports one student’s Academic & Character Development Curriculum for a FULL YEAR (includes classroom materials and supplies)

At the Dubuque Dream Center, we envision a community in which all our children have the resources and support to realize their dreams.

The 2019 Iowa School Performance profile reported that 50% of DCSD low-income students were proficient in reading and 52 percent were proficient in math and there is a greater gap in proficiency for African-American students. Only 33% of DCSD African American students were proficient in reading and 34% in math.

We need the community’s help in making sure every child has the support they need to reach their goals. Together, WE CAN, Impact Youth, Strengthen Families, and Build Community.

The National Mentoring Partnership, students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters).

Right now, children in Dubuque experience hunger and food insecurity – causing struggles in learning, well-being, and behavior that last a lifetime.

Right now, children in Dubuque lack the direct support, character building enrichment, and extra guidance they need to realize their own worth and potential.

At the Dream Center, we believe that Dubuque is the kind of community that believes in the future of the dreams of all our children.

Since 2013, the Dream Center has grown from serving 15 students to 190. Not only do students receive round-the-clock in your life mentoring and support from the Dream Center, school and parents, they participate in athletic and arts programming that provides enrichment and incentives to succeed.

From serving 29,340 meals a year, to investing thousands of hours into each of our students, the Dream Center is positively transforming lives.

But, there are more than 150 students on our wait list. Our students need the community’s help in making the dreams of every child come true. We are asking you to become a Dream Maker!