Our mission at FREEDOM DREAMS is to dismantle systems of oppression by prioritizing the needs of marginalized communities to improve academic, social, and economic outcomes.
We work with schools, nonprofits, and other community groups to ENGAGE, ELEVATE, and EMPOWER underrepresented voices as a vehicle for sustainable change.
"Freedom Dreams works at the pace of trust…Solutions that are designed and implemented top down without student, teacher, family and community outcomes will likely only serve to reinforce the status quo. [Freedom Dreams] works hard to shift this dynamic and leans towards collective impact approaches rather than hyper-efficient strategies that cut out key stakeholders.”
CEO Highlander Institute
“We hosted a successful convening of statewide partners to begin conversations on a collective impact approach to teacher diversification. Freedom Dreams did all of the behind-the-scenes prep with partners and materials, provided facilitation for the meeting, and developed follow-up goals… Freedom Dreams was essential in getting the foundational pieces in place.”
Lisa DiMartino, PhD
Strategic Initiative Office at
Rhode Island Foundation
“As a district, we were able to create a brand new program that partnered students, who were falling behind due to the pandemic, with community-based folks (or pod leaders) with similar backgrounds and experiences, so that they could help be an extra adult in the students’ lives and help them on a path to success.”
Councilperson At Large
Director of Grants & Federal Programs at Central Falls