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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

Wednesday and Friday

3 pm – 6 pm

Adopt – A – Block 

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

Monthly Mentorship

Boys to Men is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am – 3 pm.


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

Dear Family,
We are reestablishing the partnership between Grace Family Church Ybor Campus and the Dream Center. We will continue to build character, develop strong, supportive, and enduring community relationships, through offering programs including, but not limited to enhanced family mentoring, after-school care, computer access, tutoring, and athletic programs.   
With this heart and passion, Grace Family Church will now actively lead the Dream Center to help the youth and families facing social and economic adversity develop resiliency. With this structural change, the Executive Director role has been eliminated. Chris Davis has been released to pursue other opportunities; we trust God with this and ask for your prayers. 
We look forward to what the future holds and excited to connect with our community. 

"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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