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WHO WE ARE
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THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE

The New American Dream Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting our nation's immigrant history, highlighting all immigrants' cultural, social, and economic contributions across generations, and providing opportunities in education, health, and civic engagement.

WHAT WE DO

CELEBRATE | SUPPORT | INSPIRE

High School Friends

CELEBRATE EDUCATION & OUR COMMUNITY

Providing Scholarships Through the

American Dream Awards

Since 2016, The New American Dream Foundation has provided scholarships to immigrant youth regardless of their legal status and honored inspiring community members through its American Dream Awards gala. To date, over $70,000 has been awarded in scholarships.

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SUPPORT
ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

Supporting Mission Health Day Event in Danbury

Mission Health Day is an event that provides the uninsured and underinsured with essential health screenings and services free of charge, no questions asked. Since 2016 TNADF has reverted proceeds from ticket sales of its annual American Dream Awards Gala as a donation towards defraying some of the cost of Mission Health Day. To date, over $90,000 has been donated to the event.

Charity Donations

INSPIRE THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

Providing Civic Engagement

Opportunities Through Programs

The Senior Hot Meal program began serving children, families, and seniors in 2020 during the CODIV-19 Pandemic. Now it caters exclusively to 650 seniors living in tax-credit communities in Danbury. Through the program, community members can volunteer and give back to the descendants of the previous immigrants, on whose shoulders every new community stands.

MEET THE TEAM

"The foundation is vehicle to create meaningful change for generations
of immigrants to come." - Celia Bacelar Palmares

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CELIA BACELAR PALMARES

President / Founder

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EMANUELA PALMARES

Vice-President

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ANGELA BARBOSA

Executive Director

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The New American Dream Foundation' s goal is to promote our nation’s rich immigrant history, highlighting the cultural, social, and economic contributions of immigrants of all generations. Each immigrant wave that has come to our state and our community has made contributions we all benefit from. Immigrants of past generations have paved the way for immigrants of today. Although the paths they have taken to reach our country may differ, they share a common goal - The American Dream. TNADF celebrates, supports, and inspires immigrants to achieve their dreams.

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Angelica 2016 American Dream Student of the Year Recipient

Paulo American Dream Veteran’s 2017 Award Recipient

ADA 2019 GUSTAVO PORTO'S STORY