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Sowing Seeds for the Next Generation

We believe in the power and potential of all young people. We are passionate change makers who work to give them the opportunities to realize their dreams.

The DREAM team works tirelessly to serve over 2,500 youth and their families in East Harlem and the South Bronx.

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Congratulations to 2020 Teacher of the Year: Matthew Beaton!

DREAM’s Teacher of the Year award recognizes an exceptionally dedicated and impactful teacher who inspires students, families, fellow teachers, and the entire DREAM community. DREAM is thrilled to announce that the 2020 Teacher of the Year award goes to Matthew Beaton.

Matt joined the DREAM family in the second founding year of DCHS as the 10th grade Global History Teacher. This past year, Matt served as the Grade Team Lead for 10th Grade, where he worked alongside the Building Leadership Team to craft policy and roll out school-wide milestones including End of Year Projects.  By collaborating with his co-teacher, Grant White, Matt created a project-based curriculum centered on the year-long essential question: How can history be a tool for liberation?  

Matt views his partnerships with his fellow 10th-grade teachers as the key to student achievement.  A fellow DREAM teacher described him as “an incredible part of every team [who] somehow manages to be there for every possible person all at once.”

We’re proud to celebrate the success of our teachers. Congrats, Matt!

Matthew Beaton

Richard Berlin

Executive Director
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Eve Colavito

Chief Education Officer
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Felicia Crump

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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Betsy Goldfarb

Chief Talent Officer
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Kimberly Ueyama

Chief of Staff
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Jessica Brenner

Managing Director of Advancement Operations
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Melissa Cedeño

Managing Director of Family and Community Engagement
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James DiCosmo

Managing Director of Finance & Administration
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Katie Doctor

Managing Director of Educational Strategy and Data
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Kalila Hoggard

Managing Director of Programs
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Lori Riddick

Managing Director of Schools
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"At DREAM, I work with people who thrive on being innovative. I get to work alongside colleagues who are genuinely invested and motivated by the well-being of the youth and families we work with."

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