Dream family Hub

Welcome to the DREAM Family Hub!

As we navigate this time together, the maxim “DREAM Is Family” has never meant more. In these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of the entire DREAM community remains our first priority. This website will serve as a resource for our scholars and families during our school closures. Here you will find important updates, information, assistance, and resources.

The DREAM is Family Fund

As the impact of the pandemic continues to grow, DREAM has launched an emergency assistance program for our families. This program is intended to give direct financial relief to support financial and other needs made greater by the pandemic. We are still taking applications for this fund; the next deadline to apply for a financial grant is Thursday, October 1. If you applied to receive emergency financial assistance, we are working hard to make sure we can meet needs as quickly as possible. You’ll hear back from us soon.

Latest Updates from DREAM

Updated September 21, 2020

School Updates:

  • Save the date for a virtual DREAM Town Hall on October 1. This town hall will provide important information about our upcoming in-person reopening on October 13 (select grades) and October 19 (all grades).

Please note: ALL families are asked to attend this town hall, even if you have opted for 100% remote learning. Zoom invitations will follow next week; we are offering two time slots, so please pick the one that works best for your family’s schedule.

Date: October 1, 2020

Times: Although we are offering options both in the morning and evening, please note that only the evening session will include guest speaker Adam Ratner, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at NYU Langone.

  • 9:00am to 10:15am (morning session) Spanish Translation Available

  • 5:00pm - 6:15pm (evening session) Spanish Translation Available featuring Adam Ratner, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

NYC Updates:

  • New Yorkers can now sign up for a COVID-19 antibody survey appointment. Click here to register or call 1-888-279-0967.

  • SNAP COVID-19 Information: Please use this link to learn more about the P-EBT food benefits for New York State residents.

  • Governor Cuomo has released a statement announcing that New York State schools are authorized to reopen for in-person instruction this fall if the rate of infection in their communities remains below 5%. In DREAM's case, the announcement changes very little, please continue to look out for updates as they relate to our reopening plan.

Food Distribution information

Red Rabbit

  • We know that you are currently being pulled in a thousand directions, so we've been working on one way to bring your lives a little stability, comfort, and ease. We are thrilled to be partnering with Red Rabbit to provide a weekly home delivery of breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for your kids.

      • Breakfast, lunch and snack delivered directly to your home: Inside each delivery will be 5 freshly prepared lunches (eg Red Rabbit’s Arroz con Pollo), 5 freshly made breakfasts (eg freshly baked blueberry muffins), 5 snacks (eg soft NY style pretzels), all served with fresh cut fruit (eg watermelon) and milk.

      • Free for all students enrolled at DREAM: Through our state funding, we are able to provide these packs free of charge to each student enrolled at Dream - and Red Rabbit is able to cook and deliver these meals directly to you.

  • Sabemos que actualmente están siendo arrastrados en mil direcciónes, entonces hemos estado trabajando en una forma de brindarles a sus vidas un poco de estabilidad, comodidad y tranquilidad. Estamos encantados de estar colaborando con Red Rabbit para proporcionar una entrega a domicilio semanal de desayunos, almuerzos y refrigerios para sus hijos/as.

      • Desayuno, almuerzo y refrigerio entregado directamente a su hogar: Dentro de cada entrega habrá 5 almuerzos recientemente preparados (por ejemplo, Arroz con Pollo de Red Rabbit), 5 desayunos recientemente hechos (por ejemplo, muffins de arándanos reciéntemente horneados), 5 refrigerios (por ejemplo pretzels suaves estile Nueva York), todos servidos con fruta fresca cortada (por ejemplo, sandía) y leche.

      • Gratis para todos los estudiantes inscritos en DREAM: A través de nuestra financiación del estado, podemos proporcionar estos paquetes gratis a cada estudiante inscrito en DREAM, y Red Rabbit puede cocinar y entregarle estas comidas directamente a ustedes.

DREAM & Katzman Produce Distribution

DREAM is honored to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our families in East Harlem and the South Bronx with the support of our partner, Katzman Produce. Please see below for the free food distribution schedule starting Tuesday, September 22:

● South Bronx

● East Harlem

DREAM Families, please:

  • Sign-up in advance to receive this service using the link above

  • Present your confirmation email at the door

  • Do not share this link with non-DREAM Families (the student’s name will be checked off at the door)

  • Limited to one bag of food per family

Contact familysupport@wearedream.org with any questions.

DREAM tiene el honor de proporcionar frutas y verduras frescas a nuestras familias en East Harlem y South Bronx con el apoyo de nuestro socio, Katzman Produce. Consulte a continuación el calendario de distribución de alimentos gratuitos a partir del martes 22 de septiembre:

● South Bronx:

● East Harlem:

Siga estas mejores prácticas:

  • Regístrese con anticipación para recibir este servicio utilizando el enlace anterior

  • Presente su correo electrónico de confirmación en la puerta

  • No comparta este enlace con familias que no sean DREAM (el nombre del estudiante

  • se marcará en la puerta)

  • Limitado a una bolsa de comida por familia

Póngase en contacto con familysupport@wearedream.org con cualquier pregunta

QUick Links

DREAM Charter School

Go to this section of our website for sample schedules by grade, instructional videos, remote learning resources, and internet and technology assistance.

DReam Programs

Visit this section of our site for the latest updates on our out-of-school programs. You will also find additional resources for our program participants here.

DREAM - 2019 Championships

FUN is a serious value

Head over to this page for all things FUN! Here you will find videos, links to interactive virtual experiences, and some helpful tips for keeping kids engaged while at home.

We are here for you

If you have any questions, please email familysupport@wearedream.org or fill out the form below. If you would like to request support through the new DREAM emergency fund, please fill out the other google form at the top of this page.