THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE
TNADF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2016 by the Bacelar-Palmares Family. It serves as the philanthropic branch of the Tribuna Newspaper, a trilingual publication founded by the family in 1999.
The TNADF's mission is to celebrate, support, and inspire immigrants of all generations, committed to providing opportunities that enhance access to education, health, and civic engagement.
WHAT WE DO
CELEBRATE | SUPPORT | INSPIRE
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.
The American Dream Gala honors remarkable organizations and individuals that have contributed to the advancement of the immigrant community and awards three $3,000 American Dream scholarships to immigrant youth.
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.
The New American Dream Foundation supports programming at Ann's Place for cancer patients and their families delivered in Spanish
INSPIRE THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY
Providing Civic Engagement
Opportunities Through Programs
TNADF Senior Hot Meal provides 650 seniors living in tax-credit communities in Danbury with a monthly hot meal prepared by the The Amber Room Colonnade purchased by the foundation at cost. Over 30 volunteers serve the meals. Through the program, community members can volunteer and give back to the descendants of the previous immigrants, on whose shoulders every new community stands.
The New American Dream Center
A community resource center serving all immigrants in partnership with the Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc.
MEET THE TEAM
"The foundation is vehicle to create meaningful change for generations
of immigrants to come." - Celia Bacelar Palmares
CELIA BACELAR PALMARES
President / Founder
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.