Amplify Austin 2022: March 2-3

Austin’s city-wide giving day can benefit our Dream Achievers and families Join us for Amplify Austin! Amplify Austin is a city-wide day during which Austinites unite to support their favorite local causes.  Help support our Dream Achievers and families on this incredible day of giving. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to support our current […]

The power of partnership with Austin Urban Technology Movement

Dream Achievers have access to “after the dream” partnerships When Dream Achiever alumna, Sarina Colosimo, graduated from Austin Coding Academy, she possessed a skill set that would help propel her into a middle-income job in the tech industry. Sarina landed a position as a Jr. Developer for SalesLabX, and she is very grateful for the […]

Mentor Spotlight-Tiffany Pfluger

We caught up with Tiffany Pfluger, one of our newest mentors, to learn more about her mentoring experience. DCTF: What prompted your involvement with Dream Come True Foundation and our Dream Achievers? Tiffany: Over the last year or two, I had been looking for an opportunity to provide mentorship; I just hadn’t found the right […]

A glimpse into brighter futures

We caught up with Dream Achiever alumna, Adriana Zermino, to find out about her brighter future. “How am I going to do this?”   This is the question Adriana Zermeno asked herself in 2018. Born to young parents who separated, remarried, and started new families of their own, Adriana felt left behind and matured quickly for […]

2021 Dream Achiever graduates

We are so proud of our recent graduates! Alex Gomez, Associates RN Degree, Austin Community College After graduation, I will be working in the cardiac unit at St. David’s! I plan to get my bachelors’ degree and possibly transfer to the emergency unit. In addition to my degree, I’m most proud of the fact that […]

The power of partnership

Dream Achiever alumna moves from poverty to homeownership When Myra Segura became a Dream Achiever in 2018, her whole life changed. Little did she know that she would become a homeowner in three short years. When we learned from our community partner, BCL of Texas, that Myra was moving towards homeownership, we reached out to […]

Meet Johnny Heiselberg, DCTF Mentor

Johnny Heiselberg is ready to help someone achieve their dream as he takes on his new role as DCTF mentor. When asked what his goal will be as a mentor, Johnny explains, “to contribute curiosity, confidence and a bit of resilience.” Johnny gave us a little insight into his world when he said, “I am […]

Meet Ginney Fredericks, DCTF Mentor

Dream Come True is proud to have Ginny Fredericks on our team. Ginney received an LMSW in 1983 from the University of Washington and worked as a social worker until 2013, when she retired due to her husband’s illness. For 22 years, Ginney worked for Early Childhood Intervention, helping families with children under three who […]

Meet Piet Van Waarde, DCTF Mentor

Piet Van Waarde plays an important role as a DCTF mentor! Piet has 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry. He is also the President of SideWalk, a business consulting company committed to walking alongside leaders to help them maximize their organizational and personal effectiveness. Piet has his MBA and Theological degrees from Regent University. […]

Meet Sandeep Gupta, DCTF Mentor

Dream Come True is thrilled to have Sandeep Gupta join the team as a valuable mentor! Sandeep is a software technology executive. In 2001, he co-founded Calavista Software, a software services firm, and has served over a hundred companies, from pre-funded startups to the Fortune 50. Sandeep is driven by his family, friends, employees, and […]