Empowering Students for Lifelong Achievement

Dream Center Academy is a community organization serving Gaston County, North Carolina. We empower students to own their education by developing the academic and social skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

Dream Center Academy: Serving students who dream of a better self and a better world.

Serving students who dream of a better self and a better world.

We support our students along their journey from the beginning of middle school through high-school graduation, helping them to pursue their dreams and grow as individuals who use their gifts and talents to make a difference in the lives around them. We are a part of the community in which we live and therefore have a responsibility to give back to that community- to make a difference.

The Dream Center Academy programs are intentionally designed to keep our students on target in school and prepare them for a successful transition to the next steps in their academic career. We provide our students with a five-week summer and a daily after-school program throughout their middle and high school academic years.

Get Involved

Join us in shaping bright futures and empowering young minds at Dream Center Academy. There are many ways to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our scholars:

Ask us about volunteer opportunities.

Make an impact in our community

Join our team

Join our team of diverse individuals

Sponsor a scholar and empower students to become leaders in our community

Invest in our students and become an influence in their success

Donate online today

Help Gaston County students have the tools and resources they need



Since becoming a DCA student in 6th grade, I have grown so much academically and socially. I have gotten to experience things that an ordinary High School student has never even thought of, including going on service projects, job -shadowing experiences, and even getting to fly a plane! Which was AMAZING! I was even allowed to bring along a DCA teacher. That same teacher has allowed me to work in the Middle School program as a 7th-grade intern. It has been a blast working with these students and being able to build a relationship with each of them. It’s thanks to DCA and the support of people like you that I get to do all of these things! Thank you for believing in me. You are changing the trajectory of my life!

— Valentina

Get Started with DCA

Unlock your student’s full potential in school and beyond with Dream Center Academy. Applying is simple, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Take the first step toward transformative opportunities for your child by clicking below to learn more about our application process.