DC Dream Center

DC Dream Center Formerly known as the Southeast White House, the Dream Center is an extension of that legacy, intended to be a place of personal development and community.
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The DC|DC is a community center where youth, individuals and families can come together in the spirit of unity to awaken dreams. From mentoring and tutoring to an after school program, we are dedicated to serving the needs of the community through a holistic approach, which is made possible through our partners, volunteers and donations. The building is a four-story community space with an art center, dance studio, computer lab, basketball court, meeting spaces and offices to serve and bring new opportunities to the community. Our goal is simple: to provide a safe space that inspires the next generation to be leaders who dare to dream and reach their full potential. This is a place where hope becomes habit!

Mission: Giving out free meals and resources in Jesus' name.

Operating as usual

09/24/2020
We are praising the Lord for a really exciting development - the food deliveries with the Farmers to Families program wi...
09/24/2020

We are praising the Lord for a really exciting development - the food deliveries with the Farmers to Families program will continue every Saturday through October! This means we will be able to continue giving out fresh produce, milk, dairy products and meat to hundreds of families every week!

To make this happen, we need 50 volunteers each week to help load cars and serve our walk up line. Can you volunteer with us one Saturday? We'd love to have you join us at 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE from 11am-3pm; click here sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4da5a622a4f85-october. (Please note you must be able to lift 40lbs). Interested in bringing a larger group? Send an email to [email protected] to see how we can partner together!

"We were working together as a team. I'm a carpenter and that's one of the things we do, I'll take a crew of people to b...
09/22/2020

"We were working together as a team. I'm a carpenter and that's one of the things we do, I'll take a crew of people to build rooms, hang signs, we lay carpet; that caught my attention and kept me enthused on coming back.

I haven't worked since March because of Covid, they started cancelling shows so I came over March 16th and kept coming back every day.

I've been overwhelmed seeing the blessings, people just keep on giving. People give us food to give out! People come and get food to give to others, to families and senior citizens. That was really inspiring to me. I know we can't outgive God but we were given stuff to give away, every day, for months - we didn't run out. That was one of the things that kept me going "wow, people really give like this!".

We're highlighting some of the incredible volunteers who have served with us during the Covid season. Mr. Ed has served with us on a full time basis since March in the DC Dream Kitchen and we are so thankful for him!

Thank you Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church for your donation of canned goods! We are still accepting donations for...
09/18/2020

Thank you Ryland Epworth United Methodist Church for your donation of canned goods! We are still accepting donations for our food pantry if you would like to drop off items: 2826 Q St SE, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

781 families and 36,000 lbs of food given out onsite on Saturday, as well as 2000 masks donated by Sibley Memorial Hospi...
09/17/2020

781 families and 36,000 lbs of food given out onsite on Saturday, as well as 2000 masks donated by Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine! Thank you to the fantastic volunteers from Meant 2 Live Foundation and GoCoptic; we have never seen the line move so quickly!
Our next distribution is Saturday, September 26th from 12-2pm at 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

School may be online in D.C. but kids still need school supplies! We gave out items to 200 families, as well as new item...
09/16/2020

School may be online in D.C. but kids still need school supplies! We gave out items to 200 families, as well as new items of clothing thanks to our partnership with 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC!

Fresh produce being given out now! 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, until we run out!
09/12/2020

Fresh produce being given out now! 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, until we run out!

Hotdogs, hamburgers and corn from Granny's Kitchen for the holiday weekend!
09/05/2020

Hotdogs, hamburgers and corn from Granny's Kitchen for the holiday weekend!

We were able to serve 587 families with fresh produce on site on Monday, with 800 people total through our partners dist...
09/04/2020

We were able to serve 587 families with fresh produce on site on Monday, with 800 people total through our partners distributing to senior centers and local organizations. A total of 48,115 lbs of food was given out, and 104 volunteer hours logged! Thank you to our partners Blessings Of Hope, Breadcoin, India Development and Relief Fund as part of the Indian American Community of the D.C. Metro Area and the volunteers who worked so hard in the rain to bless the community! Next distribution is Saturday, September 12th, 12pm-2pm at 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. #dcdream

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08/29/2020
160 chicken spaghetti meals from Granny's Kitchen for Friday’s lunches. We are so thankful for Meredith and her continue...
08/28/2020

160 chicken spaghetti meals from Granny's Kitchen for Friday’s lunches. We are so thankful for Meredith and her continued dedication to serving this community!

Thank you Food Rescue US - DC! 100 meals delivered from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield this morning to bless the communi...
08/28/2020

Thank you Food Rescue US - DC! 100 meals delivered from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield this morning to bless the community.

We love local small business Diori Bakes DC and her generosity in blessing our team and volunteers with sweet treats! Fo...
08/26/2020

We love local small business Diori Bakes DC and her generosity in blessing our team and volunteers with sweet treats! For our three year rooftop celebration we placed an order for her famous pecan pies, cookies and cupcakes- all were absolutely delicious and didn't last long!

08/25/2020

The Lord has done abundantly more than we could ask or imagine in allowing us to meet the need in Southeast D.C. during this season. As we continue meeting the needs identified, please consider giving a financial gift by clicking here: https://dcdreamcenter.com/donate/

Beyond anything we could have imagined for 2020 since we repurposed on March 16th. We hope you are encouraged and inspir...
08/24/2020

Beyond anything we could have imagined for 2020 since we repurposed on March 16th. We hope you are encouraged and inspired by all the Lord has done, the partnerships He has formed, and the impact He has allowed us to have!

The DC Dream Center is three today, and yesterday we celebrated with an online concert including praise & worship, a vio...
08/23/2020

The DC Dream Center is three today, and yesterday we celebrated with an online concert including praise & worship, a violin performance, rap, spoken word and more - if you missed it you can watch the rooftop recording on our page!

The DC Dream Center is three!! We are praising the Lord for His abundant provision, and especially during this Covid sea...
08/23/2020

The DC Dream Center is three!! We are praising the Lord for His abundant provision, and especially during this Covid season. We’ll be sharing more tomorrow, but we can say it has been beyond anything we imagined! Yesterday we celebrated with a food distribution which served over 750 families and an online concert - check out the link on our page if you’d like to watch the recording!

As part of our three year celebrations we partnered with Blessings Of Hope, Breadcoin, and 100 Black Men of Greater Wash...
08/22/2020

As part of our three year celebrations we partnered with Blessings Of Hope, Breadcoin, and 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC to serve over 750 families boxes of food. We had cars waiting from 9am for a 12pm start. The need is great and we will continue our work to serve and bless this community! The next giveaway is Monday August 31st, 12-2pm at 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

It’s our birthday weekend!!! Three years since 08/23/17 that the DC Dream Center opened! Today we have free meals, resou...
08/22/2020

It’s our birthday weekend!!! Three years since 08/23/17 that the DC Dream Center opened! Today we have free meals, resources, a food distribution and an online concert to celebrate! More information in our Stories.

08/21/2020
See you Saturday for free fresh produce, dairy products, meat and more!
08/20/2020

See you Saturday for free fresh produce, dairy products, meat and more!

100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. is committed to our community. As communities across the country struggle with the global coronavirus pandemic, an economic collapse, and unprecedented job losses, many are also battling food insecurity.

Recognizing our brothers and sisters in need, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. are stepping up to help fill the gap. On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, in partnership with DC Dream Center, we will host another Capital Harvest Food distribution at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, D.C.

We recognize our responsibility to step up to make a difference in the lives of our children, and our community, and we would greatly appreciate your support.

#RealMenGivingRealTime #WhatTheySeeIsWhatTheyllBe

08/15/2020
"I needed somewhere for my granddaughter to go after school so I brought her to the Dream Center. Once Covid set in Ms. ...
08/11/2020

"I needed somewhere for my granddaughter to go after school so I brought her to the Dream Center. Once Covid set in Ms. Tammy called me and asked if I wanted to come over here to help, and thought "well I can't come, I have my grandaughter.

When she left I came over, and kept coming; the atmosphere, the people, I realised it was alright here. I started coming like it was a job, I met everyone here.

The biggest blessing was getting outside of myself, seeing people's smiles at the window. I could get out of the house, I didn't have to stay inside and go stir crazy. It was right on time when Ms. Tammy asked me to come over.”

This week we're highlighting some of the incredible volunteers who have served with us during the COVID-19 season. Ms. Dephanie has served with us on a daily basis since March in the DC Dream Kitchen and we are so thankful for her!

Still spaces left for summer camp!
08/09/2020

Still spaces left for summer camp!

We have a few spots left! Sign-up now before registration closes.

The East of the River Career Exposure Camp will take place virtually Aug. 10th - Aug. 14th from 10:00am - 2:00pm via Zoom. This program is for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students and will feature financial literacy instruction by @knowledgeiskeyinc_ , architectural curriculum led by @distictnoma, a special session on entrepreneurship

The week long program is FREE to attend and registration is limited to 30 students. It is recommended for you to have a laptop, desktop, or tablet to participate and have full functionality of the online programs that will be used.

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Registration Link:
https://eotrcareercamp.typeform.com/to/STzMsTR4
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#virtualsummercamp #steameducationforkids #summercamp #careerexposure #onlinelearning #financialliteracy #architecture #architecturebykids #entrepreneurship

National Community Church
08/07/2020

National Community Church

Pastor Mark Batterson and Lora Batterson sat down with Ernest Clover, director of the DC Dream Center, to talk about racial unity and the Dream Center!

Head to ncc.re/reconcile for the full conversation 🙌

Another incredible day giving out boxes to over 500 families of fresh produce, meat, milk and non perishable items! Than...
08/04/2020

Another incredible day giving out boxes to over 500 families of fresh produce, meat, milk and non perishable items! Thank you to our partners Blessings Of Hope, Breadcoin, and the India Development and Relief Fund Indian-American Community of the D.C. Metro Area for making today possible. And thank you to our incredible volunteers who show up in the heat with great attitudes and a heart to serve!!

Yesterday volunteers at The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (PABC) packed 500 bags with non perishable items donated ...
08/02/2020

Yesterday volunteers at The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (PABC) packed 500 bags with non perishable items donated by the India Development and Relief Fund as part of Indian-American Community of the D.C. metro area. These items will be given out with fresh produce at Monday's giveaway (12-2pm, 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE). We are thankful to both for their support!

Thank you Granny's Kitchen and World Central Kitchen for today’s lunches- burger or hot dog with a side of corn. See you...
08/02/2020

Thank you Granny's Kitchen and World Central Kitchen for today’s lunches- burger or hot dog with a side of corn. See you on Friday at noon for more delicious meals! #dcdream

Our partnership with @foodrescue.dc has been such a blessing to us and enabled us to serve even more people in the commu...
07/28/2020

Our partnership with @foodrescue.dc has been such a blessing to us and enabled us to serve even more people in the community with meals. Thank you for all you do!

Posted @withregram • @foodrescue.dc For months now, we’ve headed out to @carefirstbcbs 5 days a week to pick up 120 boxed lunches prepared by their @aramark cafeteria staff. This makes a huge difference not only to our partner agencies including @dcdreamcenter and
@houseofruthdc, but also to the Aramark staff that has been kept employed through this partnership. A prime example of how Food Rescue US impacts the community.
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#betherescue #fillplatesnotlandfills #foodrescuedc #foodrescueus

We’re ready for you with free meals from @grannyskitchendc and free resources this Friday and Saturday! (12-4pm at 2909 ...
07/23/2020

We’re ready for you with free meals from @grannyskitchendc and free resources this Friday and Saturday! (12-4pm at 2909 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, and 12-3pm at 2826 Q St SE). See you then!

07/19/2020
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Join the Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys for our 13th public meeting (1st of 2018) as we host a panel discussion with the DC collaboratives on the outcomes of the longest running fatherhood programs in city history. We will also invite the DC Department of Health, DC Children and Family Services Agency, and the DC Department of Human Services to present on their newly established fatherhood programs.
Good Afternoon, The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is holding a public meeting to discuss the current status of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project. DDOT will present an overview of the project and discuss training, job and business opportunities. WARD 6 When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Where: 1100 Fourth Street SW (DCRA Conference Room), Washington, DC 20024 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. WARD 8 When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Where: Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Please see the attached 2-sided Information Card for more information about the project and the public meeting. Please share this information with your community and we look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please email [email protected]. Thank you and have a great day! District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project Contact: [email protected]
Thank you so much for having the IMPACTJUNKIE team there with you last weekend!
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Along with educational items, children received dental packages to keep their smiles and teeth healthy.
First group of kids and parent Saturday. More to come in next days!
Our community's dream come true. Many prayers, blood, sweat, tears, and smiles have gone into this dream.