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A PARTNERSHIP TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

TNADF is proud to join forces with CCADV and CT Safe Connect to raise awareness about domestic violence and empower immigrants for a brighter future in CT.

DONATE

Support The New American Dream Foundation programs, including its New American Dream Community Resource Center, Immigrant Family Emergency Fund, and Hot Meal program, with a 100% tax-deductible donation!

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Sign up to join our mailing list and receive alerts about volunteer opportunities. We currently need volunteers for our Senior Hot Meal Program in Danbury.

WHO WE ARE
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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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CONTACT THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM FOUNDATION

203.730.0457

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