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DREAM Charter School collaborates regularly with multiple organizations to provide specialized educational opportunities, social services and health and wellness programming to students, families and staff. DREAM has built a community of partners in New York City to help advance its mission and vision.
The partnership between DREAM Charter School and Harlem RBI is a powerful one for the East Harlem community. The shared belief in a comprehensive approach to youth development will help youth build the skills and confidence needed to break the cycle of poverty. Once a child enrolls at DREAM, they will be a part of a safe, supportive and engaging environment until they graduate from high school and matriculate to college.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation's leading public health threats— childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Healthy Schools Program supports DREAM and more than 15,000 schools across the U.S. by providing expert advice and resources for school professionals, teachers, students, and families. The Alliance is also a member of the DREAM Wellness Council.
The BubbleEATS Program from the Bubble Foundation exposes children to a new way of relating to food. The BubbleEATS curriculum provides children an opportunity to return to the basics regarding food and food choices so that they grow to realize the impact they have over their own bodies and over their lives. Bubble provides fun filled classes taught by chefs, nutritionists and farmers/gardeners that highlight how food is grown, where it comes from and what it looks like in its original form. They are a member of the DREAM Wellness Council.
Through private sessions, lectures, classes, programs and training the CKE professional team seeks to enhance body-mind-emotional (somatic) awareness, with the goal of enabling a wide range of people to more fully enjoy the satisfactions of life. Each individual and group program is tailored for particular needs - from infants and their families with familiar or special needs, to women living with breast cancer, to children learning academics, dance, fitness, and physical education through kinesthetic education, to older people seeking improved breath and balance.
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High 5 Tickets for the Arts provides free and low cost arts opportunities for DREAM youth and their families.
The Jesse Owens Track & Field Program is an after-school instructional program in Track and Field at Randall's Island, geared towards teaching and practicing the fundamentals of the sport. Professional coaches teach DREAM participants the basics of sprinting, distance running, relays, high jump, long jump, and hurdles. Additionally, age-appropriate health lessons, provided by Mount Sinai Medical Center, are distributed each week for review and discussion.
Juice Press is an innovator in raw juicing and foods. Endorsed by Harlem RBI board member Mark Teixeira, Juice Press has partnered with DREAM to provide healthy snacks and drinks to staff, students and families.
The major goal of the Mount Sinai Pediatric School Health Program in East Harlem is to improve the overall health and social welfare of the community by improving access to primary health care and social services for elementary school children and families. Major objectives include monitoring of demographic trends and community health indicators and the development of a community-based clinical pediatric education program for students and house staff. Students receive on site health care at school, and all family members receive referrals to additional care outside of DREAM. They are a member of the DREAM Wellness Council.
NYAM is working with teachers and administrators in New York City public schools to establish environments and habits that promote improved nutrition and increased physical activity through Healthy Eating Active Living: A School and Community Initiative (HEAL). The organization supports DREAM’s Wellness Council and provides opportunities to access outside support for our Health and Wellness Program. They are a member of the DREAM Wellness Council.
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. NYRP has given DREAM several plots at the 103rd Street community garden, and provides garden education and supplies to our students. They are a member of the DREAM Wellness Council.
New York City Charter Center supports charter schools like DREAM with start up and ongoing instructional needs and operational issues and generally supports the community of NYC charters by leading advocacy efforts and hosting professional development sessions
Play Ruby, USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening youth character, conditioning, community and academic commitment by integrating the core values of rugby into a distinct and inclusive team sports experience. Founded in 2003, the program has received recognition and endorsement from a number of organizations and individuals including Mayor Bloomberg, the NYC Sports Commission, Hilary Clinton, the New York State Assembly, the New York City Department of Education, Philadelphia School District, USA Rugby, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust, Beyond Sports, and the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation,.
In November 2008, StreetSquash opened the SL Green StreetSquash Center in Harlem with 8 ASB squash courts and began to partner with local schools. StreetSquash’s mission is to provide consistent, long-term, and reliable support to the children, families and schools in Harlem. By exposing these children to a broad range of experiences and by maintaining the highest standards, StreetSquash aims to help each child realize his or her potential. StreetSquash is committed to increasing accessibility to squash, a sport which has traditionally been both foreign to and out of reach for most low-income residents of New York City.
Studio in a School provides visual arts education through a residency program to all grade levels at DREAM. In the 2012-2013 school year, Grades K-2 will participate in 14-week residency with a culminating art exhibit. Grades 3-5 will participate in a 7-week residency and will also showcase their work. Resident artists collaborate to teach the weekly, 50-minute classes during the school day.
Volunteers of Legal Service provides a monthly free legal clinic to DREAM families who are struggling with housing, immigration, government benefits or other legal issues that impact student learning by partnering with staff from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
The USA Soccer Foundation was established in 1994 and serves as the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States. The Foundation is a leader in sports-based youth development and is using soccer as a vehicle for social change among DREAM students and youth in urban areas. The mission of FC Harlem, the local affiliate, is to use “The World’s Game” as a platform to develop L.I.O.NS (Leaders In Our Neighborhoods)™ by establishing a sense of pride, power, and preparation to be fearless in life.