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Mission: With most of our students being faced with distance learning and virtual learning environments, the problem they face is not only having lack of access to an up-to-date device where they can research and perform with excellence, but they also face the disadvantage of the lack of internet connectivity or hotspot that would enable them to access the vast, innumerable resources at their fingertips online. We are seeking to empower and equip over 1,000 students with devices and internet connectivity that will not only provide them the opportunity to excel within their classrooms (like their technologically equipped counterparts), but will also provide them with access to online mentorship, tutoring and life skills programs that will provide them with a holistic, educational, life experience.  Join a student’s village today by clicking the link above.

End Date: December 1st, 2020

Mission: The Dream Center of Tampa is partnering with the Greater Tampa Bay community in providing school supplies for our students whose parents have chosen for them to either participate in “in-person” learning or “virtual” learning this year. Please ensure orders are sent to the address that is pre-populated at checkout: Dream Center of Tampa at 5101 Van Dyke Rd.
Our staff will deliver all supplies to every family in need. Thank you so much for your partnership with us and our community!
End Date: September 1st, 2020

What We Believe In

Our mission at the Dream Center of Tampa is to empower our community to lead powerful and purpose-filled lives while creating life transformation through caring relationships. We want every child that walks into the Dream Center to leave knowing they are loved, supported and worthy of living their greatest dreams. 

After School Program Hours

Monday – Thursday

4 pm – 7pm

Adopt – A – Block 

On the 2nd Saturday of every month we offer 5 different ways to serve the Ybor City community. 

Monthly Mentorship

Boys 2 Men and Brown Girls Mentoring is offerered on the 3rd Saturday of every month. 


Pastor Craig Altman, senior pastor at Grace Family Church (GFC) in Lutz, Florida, founded the Dream Center of Tampa in November 2010. Having been a youth pastor for many years before starting GFC, Pastor Craig has a deep desire and heart to reach youth. Simply stated, he values children tremendously and wanted to create a safe space for under-represented youth in Ybor City. 

Values We Stand On

Kids Served Every Night


Chance of Fun

City Being Transformed

"Life's Most Persistent And Urgent Question Is, 'What Are You Doing For Others?'"


– Martin Luther King Jr. 


“Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer. Always Remember, You Have Within You The Strength, The Patience, And The Passion To Reach For The Stars To Change The World.”

– Harriet Tubman

"Each Person Must Live Their Life As A Model For Others."


– Rosa Parks 

"Compassion Binds Us To One Another - Not In Pity Or Patronizingly, But As Human Beings Who Have Learnt How To Turn Our Common Suffering Into Hope For The Future."


-Nelson Mandela 

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