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WELCOME! 
THIS IS FOR YOU.
Welcome to Dream Keeper News, a newsletter for the entire Dreamline community! Our goal is to create something that’s quick to read and easy to dig into. I’d love to know how we’re doing, so any and all feedback is welcome!  

This has been an incredible fall for Dreamline, so I’ll give you a short bit about many things that are growing and improving our program to help students around the world move in the direction of their dreams.

FAIR WARNING: There are 16 items listed here.
Our goal is to communicate monthly  and keep it to 5! But here goes…

DC DREAMS CHARTER CONFERENCE 
NATION’S CAPITAL WRAPPED IN DREAMS
Dreamline went to the FOCUS DC Charter Schools Conference in October, connecting with leaders from DC Charters–which serve nearly half of the students in DC. Now we are in conversation with more than 20 DC schools about joining Dreamline this year and building a Dreamline around the Capitol! FOCUS

BULK MAIL PLUNGE
USPS + 1,000 EDUCATORS = IMPACT
Dreamline got its feet wet with USPS Nonprofit Bulk Mail this fall, sending out our first ever mailing. More than 1,000 educators across the nation received a 10×13 envelope full of Dreamline materials and information. This was made possible by a small but dedicated army of volunteers at our October “Mail Party!”  Video Clip

TAEA IN GALVESTON
THE ART OF CONNECTING DREAMS
Dreamline was a vendor at the Texas Art Educators Association conference in November, connecting with more than 180 interested art educators from across the state. Also as a result, we’re in discussion with the TAEA about becoming part of their statewide Big Art Day on March 5th.   Video Clip   TAEA

SCHOOL ARTS MAGAZINE
INVITATION TO BRAG
The editor of School Arts Magazine, the nation’s oldest magazine for arts educators (print circulation of 20,000), invited us to submit a 1-page article on Dreamline for an upcoming issue. They feature one nonprofit each month, and want to tell everyone about us!  School Arts Magazine

NEW TECHTAGS & TEACHER SUPPORT
TALKING BANNERS & CURRICULUM CLARITY
In addition to streamlined curriculum guides and educator information focused on outcomes and learning objectives which we created this fall, we’ve developed a new system called TechTags. It’s a sticker that goes on a Dreamline Banner so anyone with a smartphone can instantly access the digital version of the Banner with voice recording, map, and social sharing–fabric that talks and travels.  Making Magic Banners

PMA AFTER SCHOOL SELECTS DREAMLINE
THE ROCKY STEPS LEAD TO DREAMS
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Delphi after school arts program, serving 160 middle school students from Philadelphia city schools each week, selected Dreamline as their first project of the year. Fantastic art is under way, guided by their teaching artists and soon to be completed. Can’t wait to see it.  Philadelphia Museum of Art Delphi Programs

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE DREAMS
HOPE & EMPATHY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
Philadelphia Ronald McDonal House has reached out to us to bring dreams to their programming for  the families of seriously ill children who stay there. They already did a Dreamline pilot that  was a huge success, and there’s more to come.  Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

SHOWER OF HONORS FOR DREAMLINE
CITY, STATE, AND NATIONAL CITATIONS FOR OUR WORK

Thanks to the longstanding devotion of Divine Change, Inc., a faith-based after school tutoring program serving youth in North Philadelphia, I and the Dreamline Program were recognized and honored. At their awards banquet, we received individual citations from Philadelphia’s Mayor, Philadelphia’s City Council, our Governor, the State Senate, the State House of Representatives, and a member of the US House of Representatives.  Divine Change, Inc.

MURAL ARTS EXTENDS THE DREAMLINE
MAGIC IN MURALS DRAWN FROM DREAMS
We were thrilled when Philadelphia Mural Arts came to us this fall to discuss collaboration for their program to focus on responses to gun violence in three of Philly’s hardest hit neighborhoods. They invited us as not only thought partners in the process but also to help them utilize Dreamline to engage community, spread the word, and create a mural summing it all up in visual form on a building. We’ll keep you posted.  Mural Arts Philadelphia

IB SCHOOLS TAP DREAMLINE
LEARNER PROFILE = CONNECTED DREAMS + SDGs
With an article connecting IB and Dreamline by International  Baccalaureate leader Kelly Cordera at Caleb Greenwood School  in Sacramento, CA along with strong support for exploring global collaborations in the international IB network from Dean Harris, Dean of Learning and MYP Coordinator at DC International Charter School, we are fast recognizing and developing the direct line of connection between Dreamline and the IB Learner Profile, guiding schools around the world.  IB Schools

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & DREAMLINE
MORE THAN MAPS, EMPOWERING EMPATHY
After initial conversations with the Director of Educator Networks from National Geographic at the DC conference, we are in conversation with Geographic’s Kenie Richards, Senior Director of Networked Communities, about collaboration since one of their newly established goals to reach 200 MM youth with programming to develop empathy over the next 5 years.  National Geographic Education

SALESFORCE & DREAM SUPPORT
SAN FRANCISCO DREAMERS IN THE MIX 
In addition to enjoying the huge organizational benefits of the free version of the information organizing software Salesforce provides, we’ve recently been in discussion with their Global Grants Program Manager, thanks to Dreamline fan connections at their Dream Force convention in San Francisco. We’ve got language in common, and will see what comes next!  Dreamforce

DREAMLINE STORE AT LAST
MERCH, MATERIALS, AND MAGIC
We finally have a store! Now Dreamline can provide all of the project-specific materials groups need to participate in Dreamline along with professional development and training services, exhibition materials, and of course DREAM MERCH! We’ve got some products up and others arriving every week. Check it out. And all proceeds support our nonprofit.  Store.Dreamline.org

DREAMLINE IN MEXICO WITH HOME DEPOT
BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, STARTING IN VERACRUZ
Dreamline Ambassador Amanda Earl has taken Dreams to Veracruz, Mexico where she is conducting her doctoral research for Columbia University. And then there’s Home Depot. Talks are under way to create a Dreamline Program at multiple sites, with support from Mexico’s Home Depot and their mission to “Build a Better World.” Veracruz this spring and then we spring ahead. Stay tuned.  Photos from Veracruz  Sample Banner 

NOTEFLIGHT COLLABORATION PILOT
THE MUSIC OF LINKED DREAMS
Online composition tool Noteflight helps students to compose–at any age. Music, like dreams, reaches across culture and language. So this year, funded by a grant, Lawrence Middle School and its star music teacher Melissa Clark will run a pilot program where students first make Dreamline Banners, then compose music about them, then link the music to the Banners–online. Listen in for more.  Noteflight

JUNE 7 DREAMLINE FEST
CELEBRATING THE FABRIC OF DREAMS
The second annual All-Dreamline-Program Dream Philly Festival will blast off on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Cherry Street Pier with an all day event that everyone can join–live or remote. Mark it now and watch dreams fly.  Cherry Street Pier

Yours truly,

–Dreamline Jeffrey

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Jeffrey Harlan
Dreamline Founder
jeffrey@dreamline.org

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