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

Dream Cities | Memphis, TN

Alcy Elementary School
1750 Alcy Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Phone: (901) 416-3686
Fax: (901) 416-3695
Learning Center Director
Chiquita Allen
callenatusdreamacademy [dot] org

Feature Story

The Read-A-Thon was a great success at Alcy Elementary. Our students read over 100,000 minutes and concluded the Read-A-Thon by participating in the Read Around the Christmas Tree event at Alcy Elementary.  Over 300 community members came and read with our students on December 12, 2014.  Each one of our students received at least one book at the end of the session and some received two or three books! We saw our students become more excited and enthused about reading during the Read-A-Thon.  They learned that there are endless opportunities when reading and now they seem more apt to pick up a book and read on their own!

Our History in Memphis

The U.S. Dream Academy Learning Center in Memphis, TN is located in the Alcy-Ball Community at Alcy Elementary School.  The Center was founded as a result of a mentoring children of incarcerated parents grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Having transitioned from a mentoring-only Center to a full Learning Center in August of 2008, the Memphis Learning Center serves nearly 60 students who attend Alcy Elementary School. 

About Our Staff

Learning Center Director

Chiquita Allen serves the Memphis Learning Center as Center Director.  Mrs. Allen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position having taught elementary school for four years in the Memphis City Public School System.  A graduate of Tennessee State University, Mrs. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Education.  She has also earned a Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. 


Our Memphis Partners in the Dream

Fed Ex African American Volunteers

Harbor House

Memphis Grizzlie Mentoring Alliance

University of Memphis

Upcoming Events

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