BEYOND THE DREAM FOUNDATION

"We aim to inspire achievers, serve the public interest and
 improve communities one block at a time"
Beyondthedreamfoundation.org

 

Our Vision

At Beyond the Dream, our vision is to be the premier volunteer driven foundation by promoting a culture of giving, services to the youth and the underserved members of the community at large.

 

Our Purpose

Beyond the Dream Foundation is organized for charitable purposes, more specifically, to assist selected qualified students with scholarships, provide mentorship programs for the youth,  and distribute holiday gifts for seniors, youths, and those in need. We also partner with other community based organizations that assist underserved populations. Our hope is through the spirit of collaboration we will reach as many citizens of our communities who simply need the demonstration of care.

The Beyond the Dream Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charity founded in November 2008, under the name of the Poughkeepsie Alumni Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation and in September 2013 changed its name to the Beyond the Dream Foundation.

 

How We Give

One of the most distinctive features of this organization is its voluntary nature.  Beyond the Dream Foundation is fully volunteer driven organization, organized by college educated men, with the commonality of wanting to make a difference in the community in which they live.



The Board of Directors, officer, and members at large are all volunteers,  which result in 100% of donations received by the organization being used for its mission driven purpose. The organization relies on 100% donations in order to meet the needs of the community in which they serve.  When donations are limited, the volunteers often use their own resources for community based programs (eg, soup kitchens, toy drives, turkey giveaways, children holiday events, etc.



This approach to service ensures that the organization is able to reach the maximum number of individuals with the resources available to do so.

Community Spotlight

On May 15th, 2017, the Poughkeepsie Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and Beyond The Dream Foundation will feed the residents at the Hillcrest House. We will serve dinners from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  The Hillcrest House offers a supportive environment with 60 units of housing for adults transitioning out of homelessness. Residents may stay at Hillcrest House for up to two years, and during their stay they must pay monthly rent (based on their income) and participate in Hillcrest House‚Äôs on-site meal plan. Each resident is assigned a Case Manager to assist them in obtaining community services/resources and in pursuing their goals of achieving greater self-sufficiency as they move toward more permanent housing.