Hello, Friend of Dreamline. Here is your February Dream Keeper News!
To follow a few things from the January news, hope is on the ground in Veracruz, Mexico where youth leaders Edwardo Salas and Celina Bautista are launching a first-ever Dreamline road trip to four cities next week. They’ll be training Home Depot staff about Dreamline to support Home Depot’s Dreamline sponsor program! We’ll be posting on social media @globaldreamline as they go! Training Last Week
Another follow-up and cause for hope is that the Dream Keeper campaign we started in December has hit the ground running, already raising over $16,000 in contributions toward a goal of $35,000. I’ll be in touch with some of you directly about that. Of course if you wish to give right now you can do it here.
Hope on the ground is the theme of this month’s update so here’s the news:
NOT ONLY FROM OLNEY
DONATED GALLERY SPACE PUTS HOPE IN THE CITY
In one of the most foot-friendly areas in any city in the US, Metropolitan Gallery 250 is donating their space in February for NOT ONLY FROM ONLY. Opening this Sunday, it will be an installation of digitally interactive Dreamline works on cloth created by high school students at Olney Charter High School, in one of Philadelphia’s most underserved neighborhoods. Also in the exhibit will be Dreamline Banners recently created in Veracruz, Mexico along with others in our collection from across the country and around the world. Foot traffic and friends will find hope a few steps away from the sidewalk.
Not Only From Olney
WE ARE THE DREAM KEEPERS WEARABLE
WORK OF ART ON A SHIRT CREATED FOR DREAMLINE
You’ll be stunned by the beauty, simplicity, and hope you see in the newly created art that’s soon to be wearable on a soft cotton shirt from local Philadelphia artist and longtime Dreamline supporter Grace Bridy. It’s in our store for pre-orders. Don’t miss this.
We Are the Dream Keepers Tee
LEANING INTO HOPE AT LAWRENCE MIDDLE
NEW JERSEY MIDDLE SCHOOL BRINGS HOPE INTO FOCUS FOR 330 STUDENTS IN TWO DAYS
In a whirlwind of impact, Dreamline co-presenter Dan Lai and I taught 330 middle schoolers about Dreamline, hope, and direction, working with fourteen sections of students in two days. Transforming their library space into a sea of Dreamline Banners from around the world, students found shared hope from places they might never have dreamed of. And then shared their own. Look for an upcoming blog on this. Sneak peek: the soccer metaphor that really worked. What is it that little kids, all crowded around the soccer ball, don’t yet get?
Lawrence Library Twitter Post
HOPE BEYOND THE HORIZON
IN DISTANT JUNE DREAMS WILL FLY
Though we’re having one grey rainy day in Philadelphia after another, the days ARE getting longer and the 2020 Dream Philly Festival–with all parts and partners of Dreamline involved–is starting to warm up. We’re on Eventbrite, and the wheels are starting to turn. Mark it and make it part of your commitment to hope in 2020.
Dream Philly Festival 2020 on Eventbrite
One of the things I believe strongly about hope is that each and every child comes to school with it. Life experiences often erode it. But Dreamline does the opposite. The job of Dreamline is to nurture what’s already there, and help that hope grow into confidence and action.
Yours in hope,