The Sierra Vista Dream Center works to partner and network with already-established local outreach programs, individuals already working within the city, corporations, and nonprofit organizations and foundations (Sierra Vista Church of God in Christ, Carmichael School, United Way, Boys and Girls Club) in order that we might reach broken, lost, and hurting people and meet both their most basic and greatest needs. Statistics and research proves that the need is still there to reach out to more people, and the Dream Center is a one-of-a-kind organization for positive impact in the area.
Our model uses trainers, staff and role models to encourage youth to learn life, employment and entrepreneurship/ business skills. Youth learn the relevance of school and assistance from upgraded technology.
The Sierra Vista Dream Center was founded on January 5, 2006. It was conceived by Clea & Ramona McCaa.
The goal of the Dream Center is to help strengthen the community in the Carmichael Community of Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Our vision statement is “Restoring Hope to the youth, empowering people, and building community.”
Clea McCaa, president of the Dream Center, has been a resident of Sierra Vista since 1980. He is a 1989 graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduating from NAU, Clea was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He completed the Armor Officer Basic Course with assignment to the U.S. Army Reserves in Sierra Vista, AZ. Clea McCaa is currently employed by the Department of the Army as the Director of Operations for the TRADOC Capability Manager –Sensor Processing and has attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Inspired by his faith-based education and passion for youth and families, Clea has a heart for the underserved and at-risk. He has a strong desire to build on Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of unifying the community. Clea plans to utilize his background as a Child Protective Services Investigator and his hands-on experience to provide successful program models to impact lives at the Sierra Vista Dream Center.
Dream Center program focuses on values, equal participation, and fun. Dream Center staff and volunteers are driven and trained to provide youth and families with a caring and welcoming experience. Dream Center initiatives provides youth and families with a forum to come together under a common cause, teach youth valuable life lessons, and motivate youth toward academic achievements.
By providing these high-quality programs and making them accessible and affordable for low-income families, the Dream Center envisions impacting lives that will not only result in a safer place to live but an increased sense of community as well.