We love books.
If you could read, you could go anywhere.
We want to make reading fun!
Our literacy awareness programs introduce kids to the love of reading via:
Author Readings & Signings
Just A Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc. was founded by award-winning Haitian American Author and Community Advocate Cindy Similien.
In 2017, she published her first children's book, "Haiti Is," and with portions of the proceeds, she was able to support organizations in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Currently, her work also impacts organizations located in Cape Verde, Tanzania, and more.
Just a Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc. stemmed from the 2018 publication of her children's book, "Just A Kid With A Dream." The new edition of the book was made available in 2020 to celebrate the launch of the non-profit organization.
Children's Books By Cindy Similien
Every book I write has a purpose.
My words go to places I may never visit,
and reaches the hearts of the children I may never meet.
We do not re-invent the wheel, but come alongside and support organizations around the world who are already on the ground and on the frontlines, providing services to the marginalized and disenfranchised.
Organization: Anseye Pou Ayiti
ANSEYE POU AYITI recruits & equips local teachers in rural primary schools to transform classrooms and communities, building a Haitian-led movement of civic leaders to spread educational equity.
The Dominican Republic
YSPANIOLA empowers marginalized communities of Dominicans and Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Through university scholarships and leadership training, research, solidarity, and community development, they provide resources for individuals and communities to access local networks and rise out of poverty.
THE MEDICAL MISSIONS OF THE TEMPLE OF RESTORATION (TTOR) provides free medical care, food distribution, school supply distribution, and dental hygiene workshops to the people on the islands of Cape Verde.
Organization: Happy Center Tanzania
HAPPY CENTER TANZANIA empowers Tanzanian children through the practice of various artistic disciplines in an effort to instill self-confidence and develop professionally applicable skill sets.
United States of America
We partner with various organizations in the United States, including but not limited to Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
We provide micro-grants to 501(c)3 youth-oriented grassroots organizations to
build their capacity or support their programmatic initiatives.
Just a Kid With A Dream Foundation, Inc. Grant
Every year, we award a select few organizations who are in alignment with our mission - to empower youth and their families.
Grants are awarded once a year.
Applications are opened: April-May
Awardees are notified: June
Awards Celebration: July
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They are sent out in March, June, September, and December of every year. Thank you for your support!