The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) is proud to announce its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños2016, bridging NYC with more than 7,000 underserved Dominican youth. Sueños has become one of the most important events within the Hispanic community, breaking the cycle of poverty in more than 27 communities throughout the Dominican Republic through innovative education models.
The celebration is set to take place at the exclusive 40/40 Club in Manhattan on November 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This year, The DREAM Project will honor Dascha Polanco, actress and star of the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black,’ as DREAMer of the Year. Polanco will be recognized for her philanthropic work, including a new Theatre and Arts Program she is developing for youth in the Dominican Republic in collaboration with DREAM.
All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs.