Urban Dreams Music and Arts Program

A nonprofit organization

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$4,500 Goal

The Urban Dreams Music & Arts Program (UD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes every child has the fundamental right to have a dream. Poverty disguises itself in many forms and continues to stifle economic growth in urban communities, leaving little hope for children looking to break the cycle. Urban Dreams is a fundraising vehicle for scholars, parents and organizations doing the work needed to reframe our narrative and legacy. We understand that in order to change the future, the community as a collective must invest in the dreams of our children.

Urban Dreams puts emphasis on increasing success within the arts and academically to give the youth of the DFW Metroplex the tools they need to break the cycle of the poverty stifling the economic growth in urban communities. In addition, we provide comprehensive, affordable tuition music & fine art programs in addition to social support we aid youth in cultivating the skills, confidence, and leadership they need to re-imagine their dreams.

Our goal is to help foster and strengthen instrumental music programs within the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, increase college readiness and develop talent for collegiate and professional ensembles.

In addition to teaching life skills such as collaboration and persistence, at Urban Dreams we integrate theory + instructional learning +technology to give kids a competitive advantage in a global market. Students receive personalized, expert instruction from teaching artist, HBCU band alumni as well as other industry professionals.

Urban Dreams Music and Arts program offers youth a way to express themselves through the arts as well as builds awareness and esteem.
Urban Dreams teaches real-world youth skills - time management, teamwork, collaboration, stage presence, planning, and persistence.
Increases and sustains additional instrumental as well as extra-curricular opportunities for all groups of pupils.
Provides equal access to services for the youth in the DFW community especially to at-risk and disadvantaged students. For example, those students can participate in the program on funds donated by sponsors and supports. Urban Dreams Music and Arts provides High-Quality musical experiences for students during and beyond participating in the program.

Our Needs

Funds to purchase instruments; gently used Instrument donations. Funds to limit eliminate cost of student participation. Funds to secure a facility to run the program.


Our mission is to build and sustain a community fine arts program that supports the dreams, goals and overall academic success of students' grades 6 - 12 through music and arts education. Urban Dreams wishes to strengthen local programs, increase college readiness and develop talent for collegiate and professional ensembles. Through music theory, instructional learning and digital media, we challenge scholars to be creators and innovators as they develop their own sound.

Organization Data


Organization name

Urban Dreams Music and Arts Program

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Education - Higher Ed

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair


1337 Chemical St
Dallas, TX 75207



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