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 rich immigrant history, highlighting the social, cultural, and economic contributions of immigrants of all generations, and supporting the American core values of equal opportunity in education, health, and civic engagement.
WHAT WE DO
SUPPORT | CELEBRATE | INSPIRE
Providing Scholarships Through the American Dream Awards
Since 2016, The New American Dream Foundation, provides scholarships to immigrant youth regardless of their legal status and honoring inspiring community members through its American Dream Awards gala. To date, over $65,000 has been awarded in scholarships.
Supporting Mission Health
Day Event in Danbury
Mission Health Day is an event that provides the uninsured, underinsured with essential health screenings, services free of charge, no questions asked. Since 2016 TNADF reverts 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 $50,000 has been donated to the event.
Senior Hot Meal program
The 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. To date, over 35,000 meals have been purchased from The Amber Room Colonnade and distributed by TNADF volunteers.s.
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.