IMPACTING YOUTH. STRENGTHENING FAMILIES. BUILDING COMMUNITY.
The Dream Center was founded on July 23rd, 2013. Conceived by Robert Kimble, John Reeves of South Carolina, and Jay Schiesl. The Dream Center was founded to help strengthen the community in the downtown area of Dubuque, Iowa.
Robert Kimble, Executive Director of the Dream Center, has been a resident of Dubuque Iowa since 1989. Inspired by his faith-based education and passion for youth and families, Robert has a heart for the under-served and at-risk as well as a passion to build on
Dr. Martin Luther King's dream to unify and build community.
Robert plans to utilize his background in youth & family program development
and hands on experience as a service provider to provide successful program
models to impact lives at the Dubuque Dream Center.
Pictured left to right: John Reeves, Jay Schiesl, and Robert (JJ) Kimble.
Dream Center programs include academic initiatives, after school programs
and career assessment and planning. Dream Center initiatives will provide youth and families a forum to come together under a common cause, teach youth valuable life lessons, and motivate youth toward academic achievement.
Our mission is to Impact Youth, Strengthen Families, and Build Community.
Dream Center programs will focus on values, equal participation, and fun. The Dream Center provides certified teachers from the Dubuque Community Schools,
Dream Center staff titled School Connectors, and community volunteers
to implement the Dream Center program structure.
By providing these high-quality programs and making them accessible and
affordable for low-income families, the Dream Center envisions impacting lives
that will not only lead to a safer community, but a sense of community.
What is a School Connector?