The Dream On Foundation featured on WKYC Channel 3 News!


The Dream On Foundation has received more great publicity, this time from Cleveland’s own Dawn Kendrick of WKYC channel 3 news. In a three and a half minute long segment which aired on May 19th, MIm Conway was interviewed along with several of the the Dream On Kids. Topics Included music, travel, and the importance of education in achieving a productive and meaningful life. To read a summary of the piece, or watch it in it’s entirety, click on the link here.

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The DOK family mourns the passing of Candy Ward


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Eloise “Candy” Ward (nee. Smith), the mother of our own Adrienne Ward. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Ward family in their time of need. Adrienne will be moving to Sandusky to live with her Brother Lavaunt Bates, and his family. The Ward family is accepting donations to help with the funeral arrangements, for more information click here.candy ward

Cleveland.com publishes story about Mim Conway and the Dream On Foundation!


The Dream On Foundation received more great news recently as Mim Conway was featured in an article published on cleveland.com! Written by Jeff Piorkowski, the article covered everything from how the Foundation was established, where it stands currently, and what it hopes to accomplish in the future. To read the full article, follow the link below.

http://www.cleveland.com/lyndhurst-south-euclid/index.ssf/2016/02/dream_on_foundation.html

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Elijah Hall Featured in Dayton Daily News!


Dream On Kid Elijah Hall along with his mother Felicia and Dream On Foundation Founder Mim Conway were all recently featured in an article in the the Lifestyles section of the the Dayton Daily News! The article written by Beth Anspach chronicles Felicia and Elijah’s path from Cleveland to Dayton as well as the on going commitment made to them from the foundation. To read the full article be sure to follow the link below.

http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/lifestyles/random-act-of-kindness-to-send-dayton-boy-to-colle/nqs5C/

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Dream On’s Annual Fundraiser a Smashing Success!

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Good times were had by all at The Dream On Kids’ annual fundraiser at Nighttown restaurant on cedar road in Cleveland Heights February 27th. Over 100 people attended the event to support Dream On’s upcoming trip to New Orleans. Webster, Carr, & Custy, Shaw High School’s Progeny Jazz Band, as well as The Dream On Kids Jazz Band all performed. Guests participated in raffles for tickets to local events as well as a 60/40 raffle. In addition there was a wine pull and t-shirts for sale. A special thanks to Brendon Ring and Melissa from Nighttown, Flo Brett from Effective Leadership Academy, Jan Thrope from Inner Visions, Jim, Mary, Mike, and Courtney Conway from Beverage Distributors, Shawn Rolik and Claudia Satica from Bevino, Saint Dominic Church, and all the DOK board members. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Dream On Kids Perform at Nighttown.

Dream On Kids Perform at Nighttown.

DOK take a bow

DOK take a bow

Elizabeth Ballah accepts entries into various raffles.

Elizabeth Ballah accepts entries into various raffles.

Jaylin Jackson and Jorden Bennett

Jaylin Jackson and Jorden Bennett

Phil Elias, Sue Magrey and Mim Conway

Phil Elias, Sue Magrey and Mim Conway

Slam Dunk!


Congratulations to Dream On Kid Daryl Grimes on competing in his first 8th grade Men’s varsity basketball game at Entrepreneurship Preparatory Charter School on Cleveland’s near east side. Daryl has been playing basketball since childhood and currently serves as assistant coach to Terry Lipford at University School in Hunting Valley. The E-Prep Cliffs won the game 31-4 which was contested on Wednesday, January 20th. Daryl hopes to attend MC2STEM next year; His favorite subject is science.

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Honor Roll!


Congratulations to Nyandia Ballah, Jordan Bennett, and  Jalia Tyner Gaston on their respective accomplishments last semester at Horizon Science Academy. All three earned honor roll. Nyandia and Jordan will be attending John Hay School of Archetecture and Design and Jalia and optimistically awaiting response from Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. These kids are going places!IMG_2330