The chapter at LaGrande Oregon was co-founded by Fr. Saji Thomas CMI, the pastor of Le Grande valley church with the strong support of Mr. Alfred Adulsberg. With the help of Dr. Amanda Vilgomes, the DREAMS Intervention Model was introduced to the students, faculty, and local community at Eastern Oregon University on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. A few of them signed up for volunteering for the project. Fr. Saji Thomas and Mr. Alfred Adulsber had multiple meetings with the school superintendent and principal of LaGrande Valley middle school.
The first summer camp of the LaGrande OR was held from Monday……………to ……… under the leadership of Ms. Susan Anderson and Ms. Zee Cosa and a few other community volunteers and around 10 youth mentors. Ms. Karen .. is the school representation
Leadership Team: Ms. Susan Anderson, Ms. Zee Cosa(Project Directors)
Youth Leadership: ……………………; …………………………….(President and Vice president)
The DREAMS Band strives towards making a positive difference in the community by utilizing their musical skills. DREAMS Band is not only an opportunity to sing and motivate the audience but also uses music as a platform to empower communities and make music of their own, which can empower children and youth holistically. It is a band with meaning and greater goals for the benefit of society.
Those who are interested to be a part of the band may contact the respective leaders in each locality.
DREAMS Pro-club is a support group for the personal and professional development of young professionals. Small groups of 10-12 working professionals meet once every month to discuss and implement strategies for their professional growth. The club helps in inculcating values of identity and community belonging among the members. The program aims at enhancing communication skills, generating positive attitudes about self and others, developing leadership, cooperation, and community engagement.
This platform is yet to be initiated. Those who are interested to take a partnership may contact the respective leaders in each locality.