Dream Rite

Together, We Make Dreams Happen!

Bowie, MD   |  www.dreamrite.org

Mission

Vision: Give hope to the future of young people in Africa. Mission: Support educational initiatives and economic opportunities for young people. Educate, engage and empower. Core Values: Service to humanity – a great privilege and opportunity to lead change initiatives in our community. Organizational Strategy: - EDUCATE: Support education initiatives to illuminate the minds of young people with possibilities beyond their present realities and to elevate life outcomes. - ENGAGE: Engage young people to support their needs as they prepare for the future. - EMPOWER: Empower young people with skills and resources to harness their economic potentials for wealth creation. Read more here https://www.dreamrite.org/about

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Olu Efunwoye

Main address

15408 Neman

Bowie, MD 20716 USA

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EIN

81-1120635

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SEED Scholarship

The SEED Scholarship is a direct sponsored scholarship backed by individuals who have elected to sponsor the education of students in high school. This program creates a relationship arrangement where a sponsor can provide direct support for a child’s education. There are two categories of sponsorship arrangements for this scholarship described below. Whichever category the sponsorship falls into, sponsors provide the scholarship as a SEED to secure the future of a child.

PULL-BASED SPONSORSHIP
In this sponsorship arrangement, Dream Rite seeks individuals who would be willing to sponsor a child under this scholarship program. The sponsor commits to the child’s education for all or some of the child’s high school years. This scholarship is both merit-based and need-based and is very competitive as there are only a few current sponsors available. The more sponsors we have who are interested in sponsoring a child’s education, the more scholarship slots we can provide. With as little as $300 per year ($25/month) or less, anyone can sponsor a child’s education.

Enrollment opportunities will be announced every year if enough sponsors are waiting to be matched with a child in need of sponsorship. The announcement will include information about eligibility criteria for the scholarship including location. The application process for this scholarship will be in 4 phases as follows:

Phase I – Application: Interested applicants will apply online
Phase II – Review: The SEED Scholarship review team will review the application and decide if the applicant should be invited for a written test. The written test will align with the applicant’s appropriate grade level.
Phase III – Testing: Applicants complete the written test
Phase IV – Decision: The SEED Scholarship review team will review the entire application package considering the strength of the application and test result to decide on the scholarship.

PUSH-BASED SPONSORSHIP
In this sponsorship arrangement, individuals looking to sponsor the education of a known child or a family member engage Dream Rite to undertake the scholarship for the child. This arrangement allows individuals to sponsor students they already know but leverages the structure provided at Dream Rite to deliver the sponsorship to the child. With this approach, coordination of all academic engagement is routed through Dream Rite to the sponsor. This sponsorship in this category can be a one-time or renewable scholarship depending on the sponsor’s plan.

We have several children in need waiting to be matched with a sponsor, your decision to sponsor a child can be the life-changing opportunity the child has been hoping for. Are you interested in picking up the tab to give a child hope through educational sponsorship? Please make the move today. Got questions? Use the contact details on our contact us page.

You can also click on the Sponsor Now button below to send in your first sponsorship payment and then send us an email at [email protected]

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    - Young school-age children in Africa - High school students - High school graduates - College-age students

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The launch of our newest program - Dreamers College Fund, was a result of feedback on students needing sponsorship for higher education.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback help to bridge gap in understanding community needs of the population we serve. It enhance program impacts.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Dream Rite

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Babatunde Ijiyemi

Mideno Bayagbon

The News Guru NG

Babatunde Ijiyemi

Bowie State University

Olu Efunwoye

Leidos, Inc.

Joyce Roberson

Galileo Search LLC

Olabisi Adekola

African Alliance Insurance Plc

Timothy Adereti

Adereti Adegbite & Co

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/08/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/08/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.