“DREAM’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams. In 1991, DREAM, then Harlem RBI, was founded when a group of volunteers transformed an abandoned, garbage-strewn lot into two baseball diamonds for the youth in East Harlem. Over time, we began to address the greater needs of the community, like low literacy and high school graduation rates, through summer and after-school enrichment. It soon became clear that out-of-school time was simply not enough. In order to have a lasting, long-term impact on kids and the community, we needed more time with our students, especially during the school day. So in 2008, we opened up DREAM Charter School to more deeply serve the community of East Harlem.”
BloomFresh is a huge fan of the work that DREAM does. The organization’s values and focus line up perfectly with who we are and we are a proud supporter of them. Along with our yearly monetary contributions to the organization, we also do weekly fruit and vegetable donations to their schools and after school programs in the Bronx. We also provide these healthy snacks to their summer programs and have the privilege of sponsoring one of their baseball teams…Go team BloomFresh, and congrats on a great season!