Dream Big Community Center
Week 17: No Physical Location

Week 17: No Physical Location

UPDATE:
For some that don’t know, sorry to burst your bubble- but we don’t have a physical location. With many meetings with the county and city (of Vancouver, WA in Clark County) for the last 10 years, we don’t want to depend on the taxpayers for several reasons. Our goal

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Week 16: All About the Grind

Week 16: All About the Grind

UPDATE:
We are in October. YESSIR, it’s about the grind. It’s almost like hitting the reset button on your favorite game in the middle of it, but we understand it’s a necessary action. October means that we begin the work of focusing on our families.
For the next few months,

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Week 15: Run with Dream Big

Week 15: Run with Dream Big

UPDATE:
This week is all about earning 100% on our Run with Dream Big campaign (not entirely, but you know what I mean). I have one of my former board members running the Portland Marathon to raise funds and awareness. Unfortunately, we haven’t made it just yet!!
Fundraising through this

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Week 14: Keeping My Head Above Water

Week 14: Keeping My Head Above Water

UPDATE:
When you’re living the dream, life gets busy. Time flies by and tasks get piled on one another. I didn’t want to miss another week, so I’m keeping this short.
This week is one of those weeks that has me struggling a bit to keep my head above water.

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Week 13: Grassroots

Week 13: Grassroots

UPDATE:
Everything we do is grassroots. Our efforts are done from passion. We don’t get paid. Dream Big has always been a personal endeavor since the inception during my college years. From the time my Creator woke me up in the middle of the night and put this in my

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Week 12: 3rd Party Vendors

Week 12: 3rd Party Vendors

UPDATE:
Since the beginning of time, we’ve always been 3rd party vendors. Our relationship with schools have never been “official” business until after a few weeks after the start of school. It’s not the best business model, so I don’t recommend it. We’ve just always had great people helping us.

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Week 11: Last Worst Decision

Week 11: Last Worst Decision

UPDATE:
With all the storms down south and east, hurricanes can’t be controlled. I think of the devastation that couldn’t be stopped. Mother Nature is no joke. There’s no money or negotiating. However, our local disaster could have been prevented.
This Eagle Creek fire has me trippin’ for real. Kids

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Week 10 – Underdog Mentality

Week 10 – Underdog Mentality

UPDATE:
As I was doing one of my Mr. Social Entrepreneur podcast tips, I realized it was time for me to share this with you. Everyday is hard work. My grind and hustle hasn’t paid off yet, so the work isn’t done. I’m not asking for any handouts. I want

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Week 9 – Deleting Contacts

Week 9 – Deleting Contacts

UPDATE:
The focus on this week is sending thank you emails to all who’ve supported me. Unfortunately, I don’t have everyone’s email. This would be one of my biggest problems when I first started out by not being very strict on having everyone’s contact information.
Not only am I deleting

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Week 8 – Continue the Drive

Week 8 – Continue the Drive

UPDATE:
This week has been a struggle. We migrated completely to SSL on the website, and more problems arise. Now, the donation function won’t work. Our operations of running this campaign with fundraising and creating programs at the same time is difficult. However, I believe the pain is worth the

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