Trinity Multicultural Life Church Inc dba Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program
1026 Collenton Drive
Sarasota FL 34234
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students to grow and develop physically, intellectually, and emotionally to become healthy a value moral and responsible adults. We're helping our students achieve their dreams, goals and expectations.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mrs Theresa Perkins
Board Chair Affiliation Trinity Baptist Church
General Info
Organization DBA
Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1969
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration Exempt 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Impact Statement
2016 - Acquired new spacing to accommodate 30 students 
         - Received 10 functional desktop computers      
2015 - Add writing to the curriculum
2014 - Have more involvement from the parents.
2014 - Have an impact on  the students school grades including the FCAT results.
2014 - Have role models for the children to look up present to the students as part of inspiring their dream and raise their self-esteem.
2013 - Received $10,000 contribution which supported purchase of a 
1999 Ford Windstar Van to transport the students from school to the Education Center. Also bought 4 computers, Supplies, Printer, Healthy Snacks
2013  - A computer room was established with the purchase of 4 computers and 4 used Laptops (mostly Dell and Apple).
2013 - We had 15 students in the Dreamers after school program and 30 in the summer program.  This is full capacity in the current location.  
Needs Statement
  1. Air-Condition for new Building  3,000
  2. Musical Equipment 1,500
  3. Healthy snacks for program. 1,600
  4. More laptops 1,300
  5. Online learning CDs, 1,000
Background Statement
Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program was founded and launched in August 2012 by lifelong resident, Mrs. Theresa Perkins and her daughter, Latrecia Castleberry out of a desire to first of all get youth off the street after school hours. We seek to provide a place for them to do homework, be mentored, and give them a safe place to gather after school. Mrs. Perkins’ background is in childcare with emphasis on educating youth; she successfully home schooled her two youngest children for their high school years. Her son Matthew completed University of Southwest Florida with two degrees and Latrecia is currently in college seeking a degree in Business Administration. Their goal is to help youth succeed in every area of their lives.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments The Newtown Community, North, Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
From a governance perspective, I would say that the biggest successes are those individual students who have shown a willingness to participate in the program and improve there grades. Overall, the passion and persistence that Theresa Perkins has demonstrated in keeping this program alive despite numerous obstacles, financial and otherwise, is perhaps the biggest success of all.
Nevertheless, there are four main challenges that the Dreamers Program currently faces and I will include these challenges in an explanation as to how I became involved in the program. 

I recently met Virginia Schnaitter, a board member, and after a few brief conversations, I found myself describing to Virginia my life-long dream of helping kids to learn how to learn by using programs such as Brainology. She liked what she heard and made arrangements for me to meet Bishop and Pastor Theresa Perkins. We had two meetings and I attended one after-school session at Trinity Multicultural Life Church.

It immediately became apparent during that after school session that there was barely enough room in the church outside of the ten or so rows of chairs to accommodate three card tables in the room. The space available was hardly adequate for the seven or eight children present, let alone for the 15 to 20 children envisioned in the future. And the lack of any classroom desks, tables, or chairs made it a challenge for students to have enough space to do their homework and for any of the three tutors, myself included, to sit next to students. What choice do we have but to seek funding for a bigger space and supply it with appropriate classroom furniture which is our first major challenge.

The children in the Dreamers program are young enough to really benefit from personal one-on-one attention which they could not possibly get with so few tutors. So it's no mystery that it takes money to supply enough tutors to personally monitor students to keep them on task and keep them moving towards completion of their homework despite any distractions. Consequently, this is the second major challenge our program faces. 

The third challenge is to acquire a newer, more reliable 14 passenger van to transport children to and from the Dreamers After School Program.  

The fourth major challenge is a universal problem that most academic institutions face. Students fourth grade and older, frequently boys, and especially, African American males, struggle with a lack of motivation to study and work hard to do well in school.  This is where the Brainology program comes into play. Research by Carol Dweck and others show that the Brainology online animated video program can help students learn the basics of how the brain works and grows brain cells when they study hard and try to learn and that is how we become smarter. As students become familiar with how the brain and the learning process works, they can gradually come to realize that it is their own effort and hard work that determines how smart they can become and that they are not stuck in a rut which they can't get out of. There is a way out and the Dreamers program is all about helping students achieve beyond their own expectations.  We hope you can help us meet these 4 challenges and even exceed our own expectations in helping these children.
Description This program is during the off-school summer months to continue mentoring the students to prepare them for the next school year. We cater to all students: including special need students, learning disabilities and those student who need an extra helping hand. We have a maximum capacity of thirty students. We have one-on-one tutoring sessions which is a free service to students who are below grade level.We help students with developing skills such as: math, reading, spelling, and comprehension concepts, visual, listening skills and fine and gross motor skills and unstructured activities such as: arts and music to make learning fun for the students.We provide healthy meals during the summer months. We have educators and volunteers with over 30 years of experience collectively in the education.We have a computer lab and reading lab for students.We set long/short term goals for each individual student to improve their grades, passing state tests, and building positive self-esteem.
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success After 1 semester of using Brainology, students should know the basics of how studying hard creates brain cells and show a greater degree of motivation to learn.
Long Term Success Students adopt the flex mindset and demonstrate an increased motivation to learn.
Program Success Monitoring Observational notes will be used to track student attitude towards learning and a willingness to persist in overcoming learning obstacles.
Program Success Examples We will provide an example of a student or students who change their mindset from fixed to flexible and what they think about this change in themselves.
Program Comments by Organization The organization is proud to state we have met the following needs: transportation and larger facility. We still continue to obtain more volunteers and other ways to improve our overall performance for the community at large leaving no child behind. Working in conjunction with parents we are making their dreams, goals and expectations come to life.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 6
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
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External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Govenor Rick ScoutThe Govenor of Florida2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization There are five main financial challenges our program must overcome in order to succeed: 1. First, there is a shortage of space. The goal is to attain a space large enough to accommodate up to twenty students so they can have individual desk/table in order to do homework, study, use a computer, without distractions of shared space. There should also be room for the students to get up and move around to exercise or dance which is also an important part of our program to further enhance creativity and positive brain stimulation. Additionally space is also needed for a small kitchen in order to feed the student. Outcome: We have upgraded in 2016 to a larger building which accommodates up to thirty children.Adequate spacing for a small kitchen has been resolved. 2.Appropriate furnishing for students such as: tables, chairs, and/or desks for students. Outcome: We have received the following items for our new space which are tables and chairs which accommodates twenty students.We are seeking ten additional tables and chairs or desks for maximum capacity of thirty students. 3. Equipment: Small computers or laptops are needed for students to receive supplemental instruction through certain online educational websites and to use as a resource tool. Outcome: We have obtained three laptop computers.We are now seeking to obtain at least twelve more additional computer/or laptops. 4.Software: We would like to purchase the Growth Mindset program.This program will be a core part of the Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance, to help students understand that their abilities are not fixed and that they can actually increase their intelligence, become smarter, and enhance a healthier attitude toward trying their best and working harder. As research shows, teaching students how the brain functions, learns, and remembers, and how it changes in a physical way when we exercise it will be beneficial to each student. Outcome: Currently, we are implementing the guidelines of the individual students homework requirements and unstructured activities to develop individual creativity and decision making skills. 5. Volunteers and Staffing:We’re seeking qualified volunteers and staffing team members. Outcome:We have utilized school teachers and clerical volunteer staff team members to assist with our program.This has been an advantage to the program and we seek to continue this process.We also have volunteer students from high school.And we will be offering to seek volunteers from the local area colleges. Inclusion, Please join us in helping our children achieve these dreams and expectations.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization We have pictures and a brochure for the Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program and Summer Program.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Theresa Perkins
Company Affiliation Trinity Baptist Church
Board Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Miss Latrecia Castleberry Community Volunteer
Ms Karen Jones Community Volunteer
Dr Ed Mosbly Community Clinic
Mrs. Theresa Perkins Trinity M. L. Church
Mr. Stanford Perkins Trinity M. L. Church
Miss Virginia A Williams Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 60
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,330$15,544$8,697
Administration Expense$8,176$25,747$2,575
Fundraising Expense$600$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.880.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses28%38%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $6,600Contributions, gifts, grants $30,265Contributions, gifts, grants $10,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,930In-Kind Donations $5,9800 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $2,5000 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations. Organization includes value of in-kind donations in revenue computation. Financial information provided to-date for 2016 is budget and covers the short period August 1, 2015 - July 8, 2016.
Nonprofit Trinity Multicultural Life Church Inc dba Dreamers Afterschool Homework Assistance Program
Address 1026 Collenton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone 941 961-4058