Dream Center NYC is a neighborhood based community and family support organization. Dream Center NYC's programs are predominantly based in Chelsea and East Harlem throughout a collection of public housing communities. They serve their communities through creating life giving environments in which they provide for the basic food and hygiene needs of their neighbors.
Dream Center NYC exists to partner with local communities through programs designed around identity, empowerment, purpose, and neighborhood engagement in order to see neighborhoods flourish across New York City.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Affiliate Since

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
The Dream Center provides a great opportunity for groups and families to serve together at the Community Market Programs.
Training And Consulting
Through our Nonprofit Accelerator and Learning Labs, Dream Center received training in nonprofit management essentials to ensure a strong foundation that promotes organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
Why We Love This Affiliate
We love that the Dream Center NYC meets New Yorkers where they are, literally, by entering into low income communities to provide much needed resources and support.

Volunteer Opportunities

[The Dream Center visited me] every Saturday. We would laugh and cook and eat, you know, it’s just like family.

Asha Bell


'We come before you, giving thanks and praise for your amazing love. This Lenten season, we remember how you came to earth, suffered, died, and rose from the grave, declaring victory over death.'
I moved to New York City for a new job. I wanted to keep myself grounded and remind myself that the New York experience I get to enjoy is not everyone’s experience. 
In 2021, a milestone year that celebrated 25 years of His Toy Store, we distributed $155,000 to 29 affiliate partners so they could bring holiday joy to 15,000 New Yorkers in need.