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we believe in the power of dreams

WHO WE ARE

THE DREAM WITH HOPE FOUNDATION SPECIALIZES IN S.T.E.A.M. (SCIENCE. TECH. ENGINEERING. ART. MATH.) Programs & COLLEGE SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS.

our vision is to see a generation of underrepresented young people empowered with the skills, networks, and resources they need to achieve their dreams.

our dream IS to develop...

a generation of dreams fulfilled

We help underrepresented minority students Dream S.T.E.A.M., go to college, and finish their education prepared to dream big and live well.

a community of support

WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE WORK WITH COUNSELORS, COACHES, TEACHERS, AND PEERS TO ACQUIRE THE TOOLS AND SKILLS NECESSARY TO DISCOVER, DEVELOP, AND ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS.

a Network of Partnership

IMAGINE A COMMUNITY WHERE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS FORMED STRONG AND LASTING PARTNERSHIPS, GROWING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER. 

WHat WE do

Dream With Hope Foundation empowers young people to realizecultivate, and activate their dreams through S.T.E.A.M.

realize

Explore, discover, & create. Dream & dream big.

cultivate

Develop & Refine Specific Dreams.

activate

Launch your dreams with planful execution.

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Black youth are less likely to graduate from college, which leads to less lifetime earning potential.  Only 39% of Black college students graduate in 6 years (NCES, 2012).  Job growth in STEM is twice as fast as non-STEM sectors (ESA, 2011), but Black students earned only 8% of all STEM bachelors degrees in 2010.  As more jobs require a college degree and STEM specialization, minority youth need skills and support for success.  Dream With Hope Foundation provides this support through S.T.E.A.M. (Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math). We integrate art and design to make STEM relatable, practical, and all around fun.

"S.T.E.A.M. uses the arts as an on-ramp to STEM for underrepresented students.”
-Anna Feldman, Slate

Programs

Our books and labs program model provides material support and spaces for student to develop skills in S.T.E.A.M. (SCIENCE. TECHNOLOGY. ENGINEERING. Arts. MATH).
IN 2016 THE DREAM WITH HOPE FOUNDATION LAUNCHed Beats Lab, where youth explore music technology and our scholars program, WHICH PROVIDES a textBOOK stipend, professional development resources FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED black & latinX STUDENTS.

beats lab

BEATS LAB IS AN AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC PRODUCTION AND TECHNICAL ARTS PROGRAM FOR 8TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS TO DISCOVER THE WORLD OF MUSIC PRODUCTION.
open to black and latinx UNDERGRADUATEs in s.t.e.a.m. programs at a COLLEGE or university IN NORTH CAROLINA's RESEARCH TRIANGLE.
now accepting applications!
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partnership

DREAM WITH HOPE FOUNDATION IS SEEKING PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT TO SEE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE EMPOWERED TO REALIZE, CULTIVATE, AND ACTIVATE THEIR DREAMS.
become a 1-1-1 partner

The 1-1-1 Partnership Model (a Salesforce Foundation innovation) leverages 1% of a company’s product, 1% of their profits, and 1% of their time where executives and employees volunteer together, serving our youth with the products and services in programs that they support financially.

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the founders

Aaron Hope
executive director, Co-Founder
Aaron is an engineer who knows that the key to a young scientist’s heart is an idea, a good set of tools, and a safe lab that won’t burn to the ground. Aaron holds a degree in electrical engineering from Morgan State University and is an Infocomm Certified Technology Specialist.
Dr. Elan hope
Co-Founder
Elan is an educator and researcher with a passion for seeing young people from disenfranchised  backgrounds do well
in all aspects of life. Elan is an  alumna of Smith College and earned her PhD in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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