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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

In 1994, DreamYard was founded on the simple idea that kids need a place where they can dream—and build a life as learners and leaders. Twenty-five years later, and what we have become is so much more.

We educate through the arts, social justice and real world experiences. DreamYard is a place where dreams live freely and become realized by thousands of students who journey through our programs.

In our 25th Year, we sat down with some of the people who have dreamed with us and will continue on in this journey towards equity and opportunity for all. They represent the myriad of ways in which our work lives out in the world, from our very youngest participants to thriving alumni, board members and supporters, community partners here in the Bronx and from around the globe. Please enjoy, and let’s keep dreaming together. 


tune in FOR the #DreamingTogether25 Video Series, where 25 community members share their dreamyard stories.

Alondra Uribe, Bronx Poetry Project

Alondra Uribe, Bronx Poetry Project

Alicia Wargo, Principal, DreamYard Preparatory High School .

Alicia Wargo, Principal, DreamYard Preparatory High School
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Rubén Díaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, Community Member

Rubén Díaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, Community Member

Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan, Author and Educator, DreamYardian

Caroline Kennedy, US Ambassador to Japan, Author and Educator, DreamYardian

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Giany Rosario, DreamYard Prep Graduate

Giany Rosario, DreamYard Prep Graduate

Kirsten Larson, Principal, Marble Hill High School; Educator; Visual Artist .

Kirsten Larson, Principal, Marble Hill High School; Educator; Visual Artist
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Violet Hutchinson, DreamYard Parent, Community Member, Activist

Violet Hutchinson, DreamYard Parent, Community Member, Activist

Moriah Carlson, Director of In School Programs, Educator, Artist and Activist

Moriah Carlson, Director of In School Programs, Educator, Artist and Activist

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Jossalyn Collado, College Coordinator

Jossalyn Collado, College Coordinator

Starlin Almonte, DreamYard Prep High School Senior; Jileiny Padilla, DreamYard Prep High School Senior

Starlin Almonte, DreamYard Prep High School Senior; Jileiny Padilla, DreamYard Prep High School Senior

Serge Marshall Davis, Principal, PS/MS95 .

Serge Marshall Davis, Principal, PS/MS95
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Jon Hinojosa, Artistic/Executive Director of SAY Sí, Artist, Activator

Jon Hinojosa, Artistic/Executive Director of SAY Sí, Artist, Activator

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HOW DOES DREAMYARD LIVE INSIDE OF YOU & YOUR WORLD?

Share your story using the hashtag #DreamingTogether25.

 

ABOUT THE VIDEOGRAPHER

David Flores' images can be found on the covers of Poets & Writers, Scalawag, and PLUCK. His work has been showcased at The Kentucky Center, The Verbal Arts Centre of Northern Ireland, and film festivals across the country. He has been the resident photographer and videographer with the DreamYard Project for over a decade. For more information, visit his website.