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  • The Joy of Empowering Others

    worldOur world is filled with great people and great organizations.  The difference in good and great can be defined by the goals and values of the company or business. Nothing wrong with making large profits and being a “for profit” organization.  The truth is that many “for profit” companies are the back-bone and under support of non-profits.  Most non-profits are sustained by the “for profit” businesses and businessmen and women both locally and around the world.

    We are so endeared to our donors and the people who make the Dream Center a success.  As shared above most of our support comes from the hard working people in everyday life and a few local businesses.

    At the Dream Center we put every dollar to work in serving our city and empowering our clients and customers.

    We are very excited about our next endeavor.  We are very close to finishing our Life Skills Classroom.  This has been an both an exciting and challenging project. It has taken us several months to make this a reality.  At times it has seemed like it would not happen. We have remodeled the room, purchased all new equipment and recruited teachers.

    Here are some pictures.

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    As you can tell our room is totally remodeled. The desk are brand new. We ordered our new projector and screen and it will be installed in a few days.  The classes are scheduled to begin in early June.  We also have several organizations that are excited about our program and the potential of  empowering others.

    Here is a recent email sent to our Sabrina Freeman.

    We now have a new friend within East Texas Workforce Solutions!  Her name is Irene (I cannot spell her last name!) She found out about our Computer 101 classes. Irene shared with me that many people that rely on the Workforce to help them find jobs do not have many computer skills and are very apprehensive about trying.  She is aware of only one other place in town that offered free computer classes and was very excited about our class as a resource for the community!  Additionally, when she found out that my objective for the Microsoft Office class is to make people be prepared for employment, including resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, etc. She offered to collaborate with me and come in at the end of the computer class to give that kind of guidance to the students since she is the expert!

    This connection to East Texas Workforce Solutions is a key connection in our desire to empower and equip others. 

    IMG_3173We are also uniting our efforts with Max Clement.  Max is the owner of Competitive Point Solutions and is donating his time, some equipment, and doing the installation free of charge.

    We are seeking a 5 Star Partner to sponsor our Computer Classroom at the Dream Center. This partnership also includes naming our computer classroom after your company and hanging a beautiful large banner with your name or company name in our facility and in the classroom.  For information to sponsor this program please contact Shonna Barlow at 903.653.1740.

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this then click on the Paypal link.paypal

    We would love to have you become a volunteer with US!

    You can also check out more opportunities by visiting our website.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Please leave a comment on how the Dream Center has blessed your life or family.

  • Why are We Here

    hereThe question each of us has to answer about the organization we start or love is why are we here? You might think the answer to that is quite obvious.  But the truth is many organizations lose their passion or purpose of which they began.  Many slide into status quo or mediocrity and others just simply fail to accomplish the vision. 

     

    Our team is focused on our vision and we are passionate about being focused to accomplish it.  We exists to provide basic needs and life building programs to the people of Longview and the greater East Texas region. We are all over this and for over 56 straight weeks we have diligently served our city. 

    Vision and Mission

    We are also intensely passionate about our mission.  Our mission is to unite the strengths, talents, and treasures of organizations and individuals and actively serve in and throughout our community.  We do this in a variety of ways. 

    In the last 6 weeks our Acts Project Team has been on the streets serving citizens wiIMG_2110th tornado cleanup, building ramps for the handicapped, and doing household chores.  This is an awesome opportunity to do hands-on service in our city.  We are currently planning to expand this program through working with Habitat  of Humanity in Longview. 

    We are also focused more on making a difference than we are in fitting in.  We started the Dream Center to make a direct impact on the citizens and to plant seeds of change. 

    We recently created a resource of all the Non-Profits in our region and the constituents they serve.  This is a huge need and is another way we can fight poverty together. This document makes us aware of how valuable we are together and shows us when we unite efforts we can collectively do more! 

    We also recently added some financial support for those who use the city bus as their primary means of transportation.  We are providing bus passes for those who are suffering a crisis or their automobile is broke down.  We are funding this by designating a portion of our general donations. 

    New Classroom for Computer Training

    The new Life-Skill classes are coming together.  We continue to move toward the start up of this goal.  One of our sincere desires is to empower people into a life-change that results in seeing their lives permanently changed.

    This is very exciting. The classrooms were only a dream a year ago and today they are quickly becoming a reality.

    IMG_3173We have a excellent team in place to begin and advance this project.  We have the IT people in place and the teachers are anxious to get started.

    We are uniting our efforts with Max Clement.  Max is the owner of Competitive Point Solutions and is donating his time, some equipment, and doing the installation free of charge.

    We are seeking a 5 Star Partner to sponsor our Computer Classroom at the Dream Center. This partnership also includes naming our computer classroom after you and hanging a beautiful large banner with your name or company name in our facility and in the classroom.  For information please contact Shonna Barlow at 903.653.1740 for information.

    Newsletter

    We recently added a monthly newsletter.  This provides our friends and supporters a regular update to what’s happening and serves a way for donor’s to consistently support the Dream Center.  To be added to the newsletter mailing list simply call or email Shonna Barlow.  The number is 903.653.1740

    Contact US

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this  then click on the Paypal link.paypal

    We would love to have you become a volunteer with US!

    You can also visit our website and check out additional opportunities!

    We would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment on how the Dream Center has blessed your life or family.

     

     

     

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