Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and build a more ethical society through human development, community engagement and social enterprise.
In service to communities we engage, we commit to the following:
- To be a force of inspiration, character development and leadership capacity-building for youth.
- To engage youth and low-skill young adults in education and workforce investment programs that build transferable 21st century skills.
- To create sustainable employment opportunities that provide entry into the new “green economy” for low-income individuals.
We envision a world in which individuals and communities are empowered to “dream out loud,” meaning they have the space to think, to imagine and to will their inner most dreams into vibrant reality. We live by the motto “When Dreams Emerge, Communities Arise!”
Universal Values: A Framework for Action
Our ethical framework is called the Adinkra Symbol Ethics Mirror, or simply the Ethics Mirror. The universal values set forth by the Ethics Mirror intersect with every aspect of human endeavor, including academics, business, sports and more. It forms the foundation for human development, achievement, and a vibrant global citizen sector.
It is through these Ghanaian symbols that we advance a framework for action with our unique character, leadership and workforce development approach and high impact social enterprises. As the organization continues to grow, these ancient axioms remind us of the fundamental motivation for our work.