THE GREELEY DREAM TEAM INCORPORATED

Turning education dreams into reality.

Greeley, CO   |  www.thegreeleydreamteam.org

Mission

The Greeley Dream Team turns dream into reality. We work with a diverse student population building relationships. We mentor, empower and educate today’s youth to transition to college and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Ms. Elizabeth Barber

Main address

1025 9th Avenue

Greeley, CO 80631 USA

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EIN

84-1070282

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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

Dream Team Program (Formerly Educational Talent Search)

What is the Dream Team Program? The Greeley Dream is a federally funded, pre-collegiate TRiO program that serves over 700 low-income and first-generation students at eight District 6 middle and high schools. The core of the Dream Team program focuses on the relationships built between the advisor and their students in order to prepare students for a successful transition into a two or four year university. Program services include personalized academic advising and goal setting, career and college based field trips, educational workshops, tutoring, and financial aid and college application assistance.

Program Services include One-on-One Academic Advising, Tutoring, Career and College-Based Field Trips, Educational Workshops, Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance, College Admission Guidance, Continued Educational Support Following High School Graduation

Eligibility Requirements: Must be in grades 6th thru 12th; Must be a U.S. Citizen or an Eligible Non-Citizen; Must be income eligible; First-Generation (first in family to earn a bachelor’s degree); and Attend one of the following middle or high school in Weld County School District 6: Brentwood Middle School, Franklin Middle School, Heath Middle School, Prairie Heights Middle School, Greeley Central High School, Greeley West High School, Jefferson High School, or Northridge High School

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

What Is Discovery: The Peer Leadership Program?
The Discovery Peer Leadership program is a partnership between The Greeley Dream Team, Jefferson High School, and United Way of Weld County. Developed in the 1990s by an alternative high school teacher in Fort Collins, the Discovery program helps all Jefferson students by developing their social skills, communication skills, team building, and anger management strategies. To put their skills into practice, students participate in community service activities, use Discovery language in core classes and practice conflict mediation between peers. Discovery is a series of classes: Discovery I, II, and III.

Program Services:
Teaches real-world problem-solving skills
Teaches positive communication skills and The 6 P’s of Discovery: Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Participate, Produce & Positive Mental Attitude
Teaches students to build positive relationships within the community.

Eligibility Requirements:
Each student at Jefferson High School is required to complete the Discovery I course with a 70% or higher grade average. Students are then nominated by their teachers to progress onto Discovery II and III based on academic performance, participation, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

What is the Dream Team K8 Program?
The Greeley Dream Team, Bella Romero, Chappelow and Winograd K-8 schools have partnered together to encourage students to stay in school, graduate from high school and plan for a successful future. The program fosters confidence and motivation in its participants by pairing students with a Dream Team Advisor who provides one-on-one support and group activities. Upon completion of 8th grade, students will be eligible to enter the Dream Team Program in a Greeley-Evans High School.

Program Services:
Meet one-on-one and in group settings with an Advisor to achieve program success.
Activities include: academic advising, school and personal goal achievement, field trips, workshops, and much more.
The Advisor will coordinate with parents to ensure positive success and program results for students and will provide a variety of community resources.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be in grades 6th through 8th, a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen, income eligible, first generation—first in their family to earn a Bachelor’s Degree, attend a Greeley-Evans School District 6 target school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

What is the Teen Parent Class?
As an elective option, The Greeley Dream Team facilitates the Teen Parent Class at Jefferson High School. The Teen Parent Class educates, prepares, and empowers teen parents to become positive role models to their children. Lessons are taught by various outside resources and include a variety of guest speakers and topics including child brain development, healthy relationships and nutrition, car seat safety, music education, early literacy, baby sign language, child health and wellness, and much more.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Parents

What is the Alumni Program?
The Alumni Program is the next step in a Dream Team student’s educational journey to ensure post-secondary retention, college graduation, and workforce readiness. It provides comprehensive academic support to students achieving their higher education goals and assists in keeping students on track to graduate on time with a post-secondary degree.

Program Services:
Career development and advising
Degree plan and job opportunity assistance
Academic and individual advising
College transfer process assistance
Scholarship assistance
Financial aid and FAFSA assistance
Course selection
Grade and credit monitoring
Cultural and educational workshops
Workforce readiness

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be in a Dream Team Program
Must be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen
Must be income eligible
Must be first generation – first in their family to earn a Bachelor’s Degree

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students

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THE GREELEY DREAM TEAM INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 12/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kim Joiner


Board co-chair

Jody Margheim

Russ Dalke

Molly McIntosh

Holly Bressler

Jeff Jiron

Brandilynn Nieto

Dr. Robert Reinsvold

Kayla Saucedo

Barry Shelofsky

Salvador Raya

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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