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

Dream Cities | Washington, DC

Turner Elementary School
3264 Stanton Road, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20032
Phone: (202) 645-3470
Fax: (202) 645-3467
Learning Center Director
Evroy Marrett
emarrettatusdreamacademy [dot] org
Mentor Coordinator
Kyle Bacon
kbaconatusdreamacademy [dot] org

Feature Story

Dream Academy Learning Center at Turner Elementary held its Fulfilled Family Initiative & Thanksgiving Event on November 26. Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents all gathered together to support their Dream Kids and enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. The spread which included macaroni and cheese, green beans, potato salad, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, chicken, and of course turkey, was cooked by one of the mentors, Mr. Eric.

As the Dream Kids welcomed in family members, the Dream Academy Staff talked about the program and what the Dream Kids have been up to.

While families gathered together and enjoyed their meals, the Dream Staff acknowledged a few standout students. The evening was filled with laughter and smiles; we thank all the Dream Academy families that joined us! 


Our History in Washington, DC

The Learning Center at Ferebee Hope was the inaugural Learning Center site.  The center was commissioned in March of 2000 with an address by President Bill Clinton. Ferebee Hope Community School is located in the 8th Ward, south of Anacostia, in the southeast section of the nation’s capital.   The school serves approximately 300 students in grades PreK-5 and will add grade 6 for the 2009-10 academic year.  With support from the 21st Century grant, DALC, in partnership with Communities in School for the Nations Capital is able to provide a state of the art model for afterschool programming for the children of southeast DC.  The recreational resources offered at Ferebee Hope are a direct result of community activism to foster both positive social and physical activity for the children of the Washington Highland community of southeast, DC. 

About Our Staff

Learning Center Director

Evroy Marrett, a native of Orlando Florida is the Center Director in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Marrett attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism.  Mr. Marrett has 6 years experience in combined youth development and customer service relations including serving as the Community Service Chair of Iota Phi Theta, Inc. and Recreation Assistant at Frontline Outreach.  Mr. Marrett has experience providing academic instruction, team-building activities and leadership skills for underserved and incarcerated teenagers providing them with realistic hope of their future endeavors by talking to them about life plans and short/long-term goals upon their release.  

Mentor Coordinator

Kyle Bacon serves the D.C. center as the Mentor Coordinator.  Mr. Bacon is well acquainted with D.C. having graduated in 2003 with a BBA from Howard University School of Business.  Mr. Bacon has vast experience working with youth having served as an Intervention Specialist at Vision for Youth in Springfield Ohio as well as an Assistant Instructor for the Bullis School. Mr. Bacon is passionate about seeing youth in at-risk circumstances succeed.  In his time working for the Springfield City Schools, Mr. Bacon provided one on one and small group intervention to over 200 at-risk potential drop outs resulting in a 97% success rate in meeting standardized testing scores.

Our Washington, DC Partners in the Dream

Brave Heart Entrepreneurial Youth Camp

Capital Cause

D.C. Cares

Foundation Center

Jewish Community Center of D.C.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled for this learning center at this time. Please check back later.