The Class of 2023: Alicia Caldwell

The Class of 2023: Alicia Caldwell

Alicia Caldwell is considered the “go-to” student at DREAM Charter High School—a strong thought partner for school-wide initiatives and a leader within the building. This year alone, she helped plan and emcee DCHS’ Black Excellence Celebration, as well as...
The Class of 2023: Ishmael Manon

The Class of 2023: Ishmael Manon

For Ishmael Manon, a native of the Bronx who became part of the DREAM Charter School network in ninth grade, the college application process was surprisingly easy. Starting as early as 11th grade, his teachers and staff—including the team in DREAM’s Office of College...
A DREAM Built by Volunteers

A DREAM Built by Volunteers

DREAM’s roots have grown out of volunteerism. It was a small group of volunteers who first transformed an abandoned lot into two baseball diamonds for the children of East Harlem in 1991. Those volunteers established our original dream—that those children had a safe,...