Building Artists- Building
Community- Building Dreams- To change the world.
DreamYard Mission and History:
DreamYard collaborates with Bronx
youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through
DreamYard, founded in 1994, is a
Bronx-based organization that uses the arts, social justice pedagogy and
digital and connected learning to inspire youth, public schools and communities.
DreamYard’s year-long arts programs develop artistic voice, nurture young
peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach
positive goals. By committing to sustained learning opportunities along an
educational pathway, with 45 partnering public schools K-12th Grade, with our
own DY Prep HS School and at the DreamYard Art Center in Morrisania, DreamYard
supports young people as they work toward higher learning, meaningful careers
and social action. We seek to be effective locally while having a
national impact through partnerships, collaboration and learning exchanges.
DreamYard is focused
entirely in the Bronx, a borough that possesses incredible cultural, human and
economic assets. The organization believes that the arts are a necessary part
of developing those assets to their greatest potential.
DreamYard Project, Inc. employs without regard to race, sex, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute
not related to superior performance.