Chicago and Los Angeles have been the first two launch cities of the national Dreams & Destiny® Campaign rollout. Reaching more than 1500 teens, both in the Midwest and in Los Angeles, over the past three years, we have successfully conducted Day of Destiny™ Workshops with the following collaborative organizations in the Midwest and Eastern Regions:

  • Bank One Saturday Scholars -- College Career Day
  • Tavis Smiley's Youth 2 Leaders National Summit, Summer 2003
  • Columbia College Chicago's Office of Community Arts & School Partnerships - The Academy of Communications & Technology Charter School, Fall 2003
  • University of Chicago's Gear Up Program -- Dunbar High School, Summer 2003
  • Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP) & TRIO Pre-College Student Leadership Conference, Fall 2002
  • YMCA Metropolitan Chicago's Black Hispanic Achievers Program, Fall 2001 and 2002
  • Northwestern University's National High School Institute, Summer 2001
  • Cottage Grove Heights Community Coalition's We Care Youth Program, Spring 2001

DO! has completed Innovative Focus Groups in Chicago at Chicago Public School, Schmidt Elementary and in Los Angeles California through a grant supported by Wells Fargo and California Partners with youth from:

  • YWCA of Compton, August 23, 2001
  • Southbay Redondo Beach Community Day School, August 20, 2001
  • Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, August 21, 2001
  • Downey Community Day School, August 21, 2001
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica and Inroads School March 1999

The success of these pilot programs has produced new partners, and a growing demand for the overall Campaign. This year, we are collaborating with more organizations and schools. See Upcoming Programs & Events.