CELEBRATION DREAM CENTER
5010 Cleveland Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32209
The Celebration Dream Center is located in the Northwest area in Jacksonville (an area with some of the highest crime and poverty rates in Jacksonville) and is an outreach hub for Celebration Church. The Dream Center is open throughout the year and hosts various outreaches for the surrounding communities. Some of the Dream Center outreaches include neighborhood block parties, after school programs, summer feeding programs, holiday food drives and more.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
(Mon-Fri from 3:30pm-5:30pm)
At the After School Program we provide a safe and nurturing place for neighborhood kids to come hang out and play, have some snacks, and get help with their homework.
The Dream Center hosts a weekly food pantry every Saturday from 10 AM until 1 PM. Through this opportunity, people in the local community can receive a supplemental food supply for free.
– The food is dropped off at the Dream Center in mass quantities, and must be separated and packaged for the individual families. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the food for distribution every Thursday morning between 10:30 AM – 12 PM. Also volunteers help give the food out on Saturday between 10 AM – 1 PM.
SATURDAY MORNING KIDS CLUB
(Each Saturday from 10am-Noon)
Each Saturday morning we host a Kids’ Club where neighborhood kids can come and hear a Bible lesson, receive snacks, participate in activities and connect with leaders who love and care for them.
(Wednesdays at 6 PM)
The Riot Grand Park, our middle and high school student ministry, meets weekly at the Dream Center. We minister to students who live around the Cleveland Arms area in a variety of ways, including sports activities and hangouts, to help students experience a God First Life. Riot at The Dream Center meets Wednesdays at 6 PM.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
June 4-Aug 10 Monday-Friday
Many of the children who live around the Dream Center rely on free meals from school, otherwise many of them sadly go hungry. The Dream Center hosts a summer feeding program where kids from surrounding neighborhoods can come have a free lunch each weekday while school is out for summer break to ensure that even when school is out, kids are able to get the food and nutrition that they need.
July 2-July 27 Monday-Friday
The Dream Center will host a 4-week summer camp each weekday during the month of July. The goal of the summer camp is to give kids a place to come during summer break so they can participate in Bible lessons, activities, games, receive a meal and snacks, and connect with teachers and leaders who love and care for them.
Projects on the horizon
NEW BASKETBALL COURT / SPORT AREAS
(Projected open date is summer 2018)
Through a partnership with the Basketball Cop Foundation, our goal is to begin refurbishment on the existing basketball court and provide a sports area so that neighborhood kids have a safe and fun place to hang out. You can donate monetarily toward the Dream Center sports improvements or you can also donate supplies such as:
– Basketballs, nets, hoops and backboards
– Construction materials/labor
(Projected open date is Fall 2018)
A place for kids to have clothes for school and adults have outfits for interviews and work