NonProfit StartUp Cost - DREAM Complex

In March 2018, DREAM Complex attempted to raise $30,000 in start-up cost for our nonprofit and mission. We fell short $27,345, however, the $2,655 that we raised helped us tremendously. DREAM Complex used those funds to host 6 workshops, file our 501c3 status (we're currently pending), hired a legal advisor, and was able to provide some material for our students. 

To expand our reach, we're STILL dreaming complex and need your help to do so. DREAM Complex is in need of $41,250 to further our mission for the next 12-months. This year we are really putting our resources to work so we started with what and who we know. So, we started up a small tour this year to teach Youth at Dance Studios we associate with: Fusion Dance Academy, Outkast Academy, and TheTHRONE. We are hoping to continue our tour with Get Down District, Future Shock LA, The Graff Lab, Tantrum of Boogiezone, and IMMABeast Kids. 

To expand our, reach we are currently waiting to have a meeting with LAUSD to see how we integrate and may be of service in middle and high schools within South Los Angeles areas such as; Compton, Lynwood, Carson, South Central, Watts, Huntington Park, and Torrance.  



DREAM COMPLEX is a traveling interactive 
after school arts program. Bringing a diverse learning experience to inner-city youth, we introduce the thought of "Artpreneurship". This allows the youth to explore their creativity through arts such as dance, film, entrepreneurship and along with components of spirituality.

An EXCLUSIVE Look into who DC is and what we represent:

To create a social movement that inspires our youth to consciously think outside of their box, search for their passion, and build their community and the economy. The learning experience our youth gains, can and will literally change their lives by inspiring their God-given gifts within them. By creating a positive and safe environment to express themselves, it will help ignite the youth’s entrepreneurial spirits.


What do we do?
Our interactive arts program engages students through two components of education, Academia & Artistry:

Teaching hip-hop history, multiple dance styles, choreography & industry expertise.

Teaching digital media such as cinematography, scriptwriting, editing, production and directing.

Teaching how creating a business plan, crowdfunding, finances, social media marketing & branding.

Teaching how to meditate daily, understanding the law of attraction, doing journal sessions & I AM affirmations.
*students are also required to have a homework session before starting DREAM workshop* 


Why WE SERVE the youth?
DREAM Complex’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, develop strong interpersonal skills, reassert a sense of hope in their futures and the future generations to come. 

Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on the path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment. 

Art, in its various forms, are the gateways into making this happen...seamlessly.


What will my contribution fund?

When successful, this GoFundMe will cover the first six months in start-up cost for D.R.E.A.M Complex development:  hosting workshops for up to 250 students, faculty wages, state of the art equipment, youth necessities, transportation & travel expenses, marketing & advertising, summer programs and more. 

Please see our 12-Months Cost-Breakdown details below:

Start-up Cost
Logistics & Legality - $2000
Marketing & Advertising - $2000
Insurance - $1000
Transportation - $3000
Marketing Material - $3000
Workshops Cost -  $12000

Dance Session 
Speaker - $200
Portable Mirrors - $600

Film Session 
Cameras - $4000
Lights - $150
Stabilizer - $1000
Lens - $2500

Entrepreneur Session 
Projector and Screen - $200
Stationary & Journals - $600

Unforeseen Expenses - $5000
Community Block Party - $4000
*Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at The Graff Lab  in DTLA*

Estimated Total: $41,250


Our keys to SUCCESS:

School Connection 
Student Engagement 
Community Engagement 
Innovative Educational Program 
Proper Training 
Expansion Goals // 20 Year plan

Given that DC is the first of its kind, its early design phase demands an innovative approach. A single person, no matter how successful or passionate, cannot single-handedly fund and sustain an innovative youth after school program. The DREAM Team hopes that an equally passionate public will join us in contributing to D.R.E.A.M Complex.


Texas West // President & CEO
Kassy Francis // V.P & Community Director
Alexis Mahrie // Secretary & Marketing Director
Marisela Ibarra // Executive Assistant
Sandy Renteria // Social Media Coordinator 


Chrysta Camille-Texas West
Compton, CA

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