Media Advisory: 2016 DREAM Project Benefit w/ Dascha Polanco

martes, 1 de noviembre de 2016 15:37 By Augusto Socìas

Natacha Ginocchio
Azúcar Communications
(646) 648 - 3295
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This year, The DREAM Project will honor Dascha Polanco as DREAMer of the Year. 
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Dear member of the press,

You're cordially invited to the 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016.

This year, The DREAM Project will honor Dascha Polanco, actress and star of the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black,’ as DREAMer of the Year. . 

Please see below their latest Press release with further details, including other guests of honor attending the event. Your coverage is greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping DREAM spread the word.

If you'd like more information or to obtain a media credential to cover the event please email Danielle Alvarez and Shavely Peraltaat Tickets and donations are still available at

Note: If you already received an invitation, please disregard. I just didn't want you to miss this. Also, I will not be managing red carpet or media this year, but I will attend the event so make sure to say hi if you see me. 

Thanks for your ongoing support to this amazing organization.
Natacha Ginocchio


5th Annual Sueños Benefit to Convene Leading Philanthropists, Celebrities and Invited Guests at the exclusive 40/40 Club in New York City on November 10

Tickets are available at

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 7th, 2016 – The DREAM Project (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project) is proud to announce its 5th Annual NYC Benefit: Sueños 2016, bridging NYC with more than 7,000 underserved Dominican youth. Sueños has become one of the most important events within the Hispanic community, breaking the cycle of poverty in more than 27 communities throughout the Dominican Republic through innovative education models.

The celebration is set to take place at the exclusive 40/40 Club in Manhattan on November 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This year, The DREAM Project will honor Dascha Polanco, actress and star of the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black,’ as DREAMer of the Year. Polanco will be recognized for her philanthropic work, including a new Theatre and Arts Program she is developing for youth in the Dominican Republic in collaboration with DREAM.

“No matter where you’re from or where you are, I believe every child is deserving of a quality education,” said Dascha Polanco. “DREAM not only understands this, they work tirelessly to give our Hispanic youth an opportunity to dream of a bright future. I am proud to be part of this great work.”

Sueños 2016 will bring together New York’s most prominent philanthropists, celebrities and invited guests, hosted by Univison’s Katiria Soto, including star of the series Empire and Head Start Literacy Ambassador Taye Diggs, Roc Nation Latino Artists Karen Rodriguez and Mr. Paradise, UFC’s Alex GarciaAriel Pichardo and Kassandra Fernández, Mr. and Miss Dominican Republic U.S. as well as several cast members from the hit series ‘Orange is the New Black,’ among others.

In addition, DREAM will honor their Corporate DREAMer of the Year, JetBlue Airways and DREAM Educator of the Year, author Ana Galan. JetBlue will be recognized for their work alongside DREAM since 2008 and their acclaimed Soar with Reading Program. Galan will be honored for her work in children’s literacy most recently with her book “Un Leon en Cabarete” in partnership with The DREAM Project and more than 20 youth participating in the Young Stars Program.

All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs. As official sponsors of this year’s event, JetBlueFast Enterprises UBSThe 40/40 Club and Brugal, are placing a premium on this critical need.

Join the conversation and comment along with others onños2016 as well as on Instagram via @thedreamprojectdr, and using #OneDream across social platforms.

Tickets are available at:
Options include:
  • General Admission
  • VIP Lounge


Jonathan Wunderlich
Sponsorship Contact

Darlene Cordero
Event Coordination

Danielle Alvarez and Shavely Peralta
Press Credentials

 About The DREAM Project:
The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood education, high quality primary education, holistic youth development, and arts, culture and community enrichment. Their groundwork was laid in 1995 when a group of Dartmouth students came down for a semester to volunteer public schools in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Today, DREAM helps more than 7,000 children receive a better education through its 15 programs in 27 different communities, affecting the lives of over 9,000 community members. For more information visit

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