About Us

East Oakland DREAMers was founded in 2009 to help undocumented students realize their college dreams. To date, the organization has raised nearly $30,000 to cover critical student expenses–such as tuition, rent, and food–while developing a peer-to-peer mentorship program that inspires future DREAMers to also attend college. East Oakland DREAMers are currently studying at a number of California colleges, including UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and San Francisco State.

Watch this video to learn more about who we are and what we do:

East Oakland DREAMers is building partnerships with schools throughout Oakland Unified School District, including Life Academy, Castlemont, Bret Harte, Madison Park Academy, Frick, Oakland High, and Fremont.East Oakland DREAMers works closely to connect our youth to legal help through East Bay Sanctuary.

Our Mission Statement: East Oakland DREAMers aids undocumented students in their pursuit of post-secondary education and employment by providing financial, academic, legal, and emotional support through scholarships, mentorships, case management, and partnerships with legal clinics.  In addition to providing individualized support at the high school and post-secondary level, EOD emphasizes educational leadership and political awareness through its peer mentoring program.

East Oakland DREAMers project is a registered name of the Dodds Family Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Federal Tax ID #33-0367477.