Community-School Collaboration

  • Cradle to Career Initiative provided technical assistance and linkage support
  • Presbyterian church provided a significant gift to support pilot program development and operations
    • three-year significant gift to build the DREAAM House
  • School district provided space for summer and afterschool program and access to curricula
  • Church volunteers prepared meals and snacks and drove a church van to field trips
  • Service organization provided volunteers and financial support for curriculum materials and food

Program Funding

Faith-based Support

  • First Presbyterian Church of Champaign
  • Southeastern Illinois Presbytery

Community Donations

  • Altrusa Service Organization
  • Tap In Leadership Academy
  • Individual gifts

In-kind Funding

  • Classroom space
  • Administrative support (copying, internet access, etc.)

DREAAM Partners

  • First Presbyterian Church of Champaign
  • Garden Hills Elementary School
  • Stratton Elementary School
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary School
  • Tap In Leadership Academy
  • Altrusa Service Organization
  • Champaign-Urbana Cradle to Careers
  • University of Illinois
    • Extension/4-H
    • School of Social Work