Street of Dreams’ programs celebrate diversity, education and creative community partnerships that excite and encourage participation in the arts.
Street of Dreams,Musicians for Education is a 501 c 3 non profit organization dedicated to providing educational and creative support to teen mothers in urban San Diego who are at the highest risk of homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism and poverty.
Street of Dreams is a college bridge program for kids who are wards of the court and in the Juvenile Justice System. It is student driven and provides them the capability to integrate back into society through their participation. Operational since 1998, we have partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego City College to serve the students of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools.
Located on the campus of San Diego City College, Street of Dreams is a dual enrollment (high school and college) academic elective, for youth who have never had a college attendee in their family. The children we serve are critically at risk, with a growing population and an alarming number becoming homeless. Through public performance the students are integrated with their greater community. Using a simple method called "Word Art" we link poetry and spoken word to a group who has been without a voice. Our students research, write and produce an original spoken word concert that is open for the public. The annual event is a community awareness project and fund-raiser for Street of Dreams.