Our mission is to empower youth and their families to live powerful and purpose filled lives through offering programming in four key areas which are education, sports, life skills and the arts.

About the Dream Center of Tampa

The Dream Center of Tampa is a local youth and community center located in Ybor City. Our vision is to transform lives in our community through caring relationships. We host after school programs for students grades K-12 Monday through Thursday and also a monthly Adopt A Block outreach in the surrounding area which includes, serving seniors, street clean-up and beautification projects.

The Dream Center also serves the community through large community events such as our Annual Back to School Bash and Christmas Shoppe.


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 concern to reach youth. Simply stated, he values children tremendously and wanted to reach out to youth living in a high-risk area of Tampa.


Empowering our community to lead powerful and purpose-filled lives.


Transforming lives in our community through caring relationships.


  • Integrity – to do what I say I will do; to adhere to ethical principles
  • Respect – to esteem the worth, qualities and abilities of another person
  • Empowerment – to take personal action to achieve an agreed upon result; to give and receive power and authority
  • Generosity – to give freely of my time, talent and treasure
  • Excellence – to engage my best efforts for the success of our community

Where to Find us

Dream Center of Tampa
2806 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
p: (813) 374-8999
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Our Staff

Chris Davis
Executive Director

Robert Salgado
Program Manager

Shelbi Hales
Volunteer and Member Coordinator

Andres Quesada
Program Assistant

Sandy Czarnecki
Youth Connections Coordinator

Ashley McBride
Program Assistant