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

Dream Cities | Salt Lake City, UT

Dual Immersion Academy
1155 S. Glendale Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: (801) 973-9494
Fax: (801) 973-9499

Learning Center Director
William "Billy" Swartzfager
wswartzfageratusdreamacademy [dot] org
Mentor Coordinator
Kristina Muck
kmuckatusdreamacademy [dot] org

Feature Story

There is nothing better than curling up with a good book in comfy pjs and a nice warm blanket. 

On November 7th, the Dream Academy Salt Lake students participated in a pajama party for our 2nd annual read-a-thon. Students brought pajamas, blankets, pillows and their favorite stuffed animals to read with. Students got together in groups to share stories or individually to enjoy some quiet reading time. Hot cocoa and cookies topped off a fun day of reading. 

65 students read for 45 minutes for a total 2,925 read in one afternoon.


Our History in Salt Lake City

In Salt Lake City, the US Dream Academy is located at the Dual Immersion Academy, a new charter school, established in 2007 southwest of downtown.  The school houses approximately 350 students in grades K-8. The instructional program features a two-way bilingual education model with the aim of developing bilingual bicultural children. Content is taught in both English and Spanish to all children. Classes are constituted with approximately 50% native Spanish speakers and 50% native English speakers. The Learning Center in Salt Lake City earned the “Center of the Year” honor in 2008.

About Our Staff

Learning Center Director

Billy graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Minority Studies.  He comes to the Dream Academy from the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley, where he's held the position of Director of Operations since 2011.   His 14 years in youth, family, and community programming started with the Boys & Girls Club as a Youth Development Professional.  He continued to move through the organization as Program Director, Unit Director, and most recently the Director of Operations role.

Mentor Coordinator

Kristina Muck proudly serves the Salt Lake City Learning Center as the Mentor Coordinator.  Prior to her employment at the U.S. Dream Academy, Ms. Muck served as Manager for a Community Learning Center and After School Program with the Salt Lake City School District.  Ms. Muck, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, committed to using her knowledge to help young people cope with difficult circumstances and learn to develop good habits that lead to a more positive future. 

Our Salt Lake City Partners in the Dream

Boys Scouts of Utah 

Edible Arrangements, Draper

Salt Lake City Moose Hockey Team

Salt Lake Community College Thayne Center for Service Learning

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of West Valley

University of Utah College of Social Work

Utah State University 4-H

Washington Federal Bank



Upcoming Events

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