Dreams Can Be Foundation

DCBF is a US 501 c3 nonprofit charitable supporting organization and a Brazilian NGO dedicated to aiding street children and impoverished youth in Brazil. We work in partnership with local organizations and NGO's to provide: education, moral and social development, humanitarian relief, and the offering of opportunities where there were none before.

Dreams Can Be Foundation
Dreams Can Be Foundation 945 Menoher Blvd.
Johnstown, PA 15905
United States
(814) 255-4379
http://www.dreamscanbe.org/

Founder and President

Lisa Marie Urgo

Management Team

Lisa Urgo President, Founder and Managing Director spent 15 years prior to founding Dreams as a producer in the music business specializing in Brazilian music and earlier spent 4 years with Drexel Burnham Lambert. Christine Clauser as Director of Development brings strong pr

Board of Directors

Dreams Can Be Foundation is composed of a small Board of Directors and an active group of advisors and volunteers led by Lisa Urgo, President and Executive Director, Mark E. Pasquerilla, VP null, Deborah L. Herbert, Treasurer null, Thomas Mulready, US Secretary and Paulo Haus Martins, Brazilian Secretary. Ranging from Music Industry Professionals, Artists and Educators to CEO's and International Businesspeople Dreams Can Be is an organization built from the heart of those who have, to help those who dont, Lisa Urgo President, Founder and Managing Director spent 15 years prior to founding Dreams as a producer in the music business specializing in Brazilian music and earlier spent 4 years with Drexel Burnham Lambert. Christine Clauser as Director of Development brings strong pr

Project Leaders

Christine Clauser
Luke Dowdney
Andrew Mckleroy
Ana Cristina Diôgo
Rosa Célia Pimentel Barbosa

Mission

DCBF is a US 501 c3 nonprofit charitable supporting organization and a Brazilian NGO dedicated to aiding street children and impoverished youth in Brazil. We work in partnership with local organizations and NGO's to provide: education, moral and social development, humanitarian relief, and the offering of opportunities where there were none before.

Programs

Luta Pela Paz - Fight for Peace Sports Club (with NGO Viva Rio); Nós do Cinema - We in Cinema; Pequeno Tigre Circus School (with Porto da Pedra Escola do Samba); Crescer e Viver (Grow Up and Live); Final Feliz - Happy Ending; Instituto de Ecocidadania Juriti - IEJ-Meio ambiente e Cidadania (Institute of Eco-Citizenship - Environment and Citizenship); Circo Baixada; and many more.

Statistics on Dreams Can Be Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2006: $250,000
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $241,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $241,000
  • Other funding sources: board of directors pays overhead, individual donors and benefits support projects, and we also write proposals to funders for the projects. Our financials http://www.dreamscanbe.org/view/218#auditors
  • Religious Affiliation: None