Rainbow Dreams Academy Charter School
Rainbow Dreams Academy Charter School opened its doors to 52 students in grades K-2 in August of 2007. By the end of the first year of operation, the enrollment tripled and the third grade was added. The primary focus of the Academy is to work with the “at risk” and underserved population as defined by state statutes. By providing a firm educational foundation that celebrates diversity and cultural appreciation, the Academy has developed a set of core values and principles that emphasize the importance of academics while offering support in self definition to each student. This foundation is supported by a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to the educational success of each child.
Rainbow Dreams Scholarship Program
Provides annual scholarships to graduating high
school seniors who have the desire and ability but
lack the financial resources needed to pursue their
goals of higher education. Students are selected
by a volunteer screening committee of community
leaders, local entrepreneurs and educators. The 2011
Scholarship recipient was Jasmine Jordan
Dream Care Before & After School Care
Rainbow Dreams Academy also offers a before and
after school program, “Dream Care”, a program
that reinforces the regular curriculum and helps to
maintain the students’ interest in education. The
before and after school program, or “wrap around”
program provides a safe and productive place for
many Rainbow Dreams Academy students to spend
time during the critical hours before and after school
and away from temptations of the street.
Our Dream Care program provides both continued
education and developmental programs – with
particular emphasis on mathematics and reading
skills – from 6:00 a.m. until start of school and from
end of school until 6:00 p.m.
FREE LUNCH PROGRAM at Rainbow Dreams Academy
More than 51% of the children enrolled in Rainbow Dreams Academy
have been designated “at risk” for failure by state statutes. Nearly
33% of our student population is eligible for the program which
provides access to food through a healthful and nutritionally balanced
diet. Nutrition education is offered to educate and encourage healthy
food choices and active lifestyles.
Jacqulyn Shropshire, Art for Education Show
Each fall,this two-day event features original artwork, prints, sculptures and jewelry by renowned artists from across the country. The creators are present on site to discuss their works; many of which are available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the event are donated to the Foundation by the host gallery to benefit the Rainbow Dreams Scholarship Program. Art for Education Show is being held this year on November 1 & 2, 2012.
Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival
For the past 11 years, this event has been held on the Saturday on or before June 19th to commemorate the ending of slavery and celebrates freedom, education, economic empowerment and achievement of African Americans. The festival features cultural and educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment by nationally recognized R & B groups, local vendors,traditional soul food and children’s activities. All proceeds from the festival benefit programs sponsored by the Rainbow Dreams Educational Foundation.
Kwanzaa Greeting Project is a eco-friendly and community-conscious alternative to greeting cards. This project highlights and recognizes our donors with an expression of greetings in a designed space placed in the "Las Vegas Sentinel Voice", on or before December 25th. The names of business, political leaders,friends,family and corporatation as well as community supports will be listed in the designed space denoted by level of gift.