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Mission Statement

One person at a time, the DC Dream Center inspires youth and adults to dare to dream, equipping them to reach their God-given potential.

Chris & Nile

Mentor for 1 years

One of the reasons that I wanted to mentor was because I knew that I would get exposed to new things and new experiences that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I think that being a mentor is just as much for me as my mentee.


Mentee for 5 years

For so long when I was at my lowest point Rachel would be the person who would rescue me from that and say “now you’re going to do this”, and it would be so much better and more helpful.

Thank you @nbcwashington for sharing about the DC Dream Center Rhythm and Poetry (RAP) group and Building Blocks DC @ogvpdc for their support! We’re thankful for the opportunity to share more about this amazing therapeutic program, led by Dr. Patrise Holden and Charles Barnes Jr., that works to transform the lives of young people in our community!
Dreaming BIG with our Building Futures graduates! The latest group of 18 have new skills from the four week Community Services Agency Pre-Apprenticeship program and are ready for careers in the trades! We’re excited for their next steps and are praying with them for all that’s to come!
Employers Day at the Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship program! Held in partnership with Community Services Agency, attendees meet with employers, so they not only graduate the program but have a job lined up using their new skills. As one graduate said “it’s not the finish line, it’s just the beginning!”. Here’s to dreaming big and exciting next steps for our program attendees! Stay tuned for details of the next program start date!