A Child with a Dream is a Child with a Future - Wintley Phipps, Founder

Dream Cities

The U.S. Dream Academy currently operates Learning Centers in 8 communities nationwide with high incarceration and poverty rates. In 2008, our afterschool and mentoring program helped 1,060 young people move closer to realizing their dreams.

These Dream Academy Learning Centers know that young people growing up with a parent or relative in prison often forget how to dream. They are very likely to end up in prison, too, at a terrible cost to themselves, their families, and their communities. Breaking this cycle is important to the very fabric of America.

Here are current Learning Centers, many established through significant partnerships: