The purchase of a "Live The Dream" license plate, the nations first license plate bearing Dr. Kings image, is an investment in children, families and maginalized communities. To become an owner of the "Live The Dream" license plate, go to your local tax collectors office to make the purchase. A list of offices are here. Secondly, you can always make an inquiry at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles(DHSMV)
"LIVE THE DREAM" SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE
Welcome to the Dream Foundation, Inc.
This is an important year for the Dream Foundation. This year we celebrate the "Live The Dream" license plates 19th year as the nations first specialty plate with the image of Dr. King. Having the plate available in Florida tag offices for motorist to purchase has allowed the Foundation to continue fighting poverty, illness, and beginning in 2022 provide scholarships and reentry services.
We celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and February Black History month. In doing so, the Dream Foundation will take every opportunity to discuss Kings legacy as it relates to the goals of the Dream Foundation. This began with the keynote speech at the Clay County MLK breakfast, taking place on January 15th, 2018. In 2019, in 2020 in the mist of the global pandemic of 2020..... in 2021 and today in 2023 we've continued reminding Floridians of Dr. Kings legacy statewide, as Florida and the nation continue righting wrongs regarding equality, opportuntity and justice.
In July 2021, The Dream Foundation held the states first "Florida Conference on Race, Equality, Justice and Opportunity", its 2nd annual in the summer of 2022 and on July 28-29, 2023 will hold the third annual conference. There is a story that continues to need to be told in America. In addition to perceptions on the progess of our joint humanity, we tell the story of the Dream Foundation... and how it aims to serve our state through the proceeds provided to our communities from the "Live the Dream" license plate, work of our dedicated programs, and your donations . Please join us around the state.
LIVING THE DREAM, THE CHANGING FACE OF PROTEST AND US
The "Live The Dream" specialty license plate can be purchased at any time. Meaning, one does not have to wait for a renewal date, replacement date or for when your current registration expires. You can at any time go to a tag office in person or online and request a "Live The Dream" license plate. It would require only $25 in addition to your regular fee.
TODAYS CONTINUED FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IN FLORIDA
Support the mission of the Dream Foundation. That means supporting programs and a misson to address the most severe needs of our communities regarding health, education, civil rights, poverty, mental illness, strengthening families and making sure that the legacy of Dr. King is not just remembered but is also an action. DONATE! HELP US FIGHT BY INVESTING IN THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE, WHICH IMPACTS YOUR LIFE!
The Dream Foundation is more than a license plate. It engages Florida lawmakers on your behalf , providing the facts and information toward policy the is consistant with the King legacy on justice and equality
NEW PROGRAM: Dare To Dream Scholarship Program
To the left, The Honorable State Representative Bruce Antone, Chair of The Florida Legislative Black Caucus, and to the right, Jimmy Fasig Esq of Fasig and Books PA are being presented the Celebrate The legacy .. Living the Legacy Award on November 6, 2019 by Dream Foundaion CEO Michael Dobson for their lifes work and promoting the legacy of Dr. King in their service to the state and the work they do in their communities and throughout Florida
Representative Bruce Antone
At Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series, Michael Dobson, speaks as Coral Nichols listens in
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson gives opening remarks at Nov 6 celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series at FSU Turnbull Center
Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series moderator, Nicole Everett of "Conversations With Nicole"
Dana Brooks and Jimmy Fasig, with the Fasig and Brooks PA team at the celebrate The Legacy leacture Series
Coral Nichols of Empowered To Change, Inc gives closing testimonial at Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series
Celebrate The Legacy Lecture Series - FSU Augustus B. Turnbull Center
Tallahassee City Commissioner and former State Representative Curtis Richardson and Leon County Clerk of Court Gwen Marshall
Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Dana Brooks of Fasig and Brooks chat at reception
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at reception with Rev Greg James and panelist Jessica Yeary, Esq
From left to right, Michael Dobson, Coral Nicoles, Reggie , Jessicya Year
WHAT LEADERS ARE DOING AND SAYING IN FLORIDA
Dream Foundation President and CEO Michael Dobson at Gasden County voting event Oct 2020
When you purchase a Live The Dream license plate, you make a statement of peace, the equality promised in our founding documents and the thankfulness for the bloodshed spent assuring that we live in the greatest country with equality for all.
"WE CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, IN ALL WE DO"
Angela Davis Speaks In Florida 1979
Vote Like Dr. King .... Just Vote
The Dream Foundation, continuing Dr. Kings legacy in its attendence at the 2019 Poor People's Campaign National "Call For a Moral Revival" in Washington DC, The Dream Foundations President/ CEO was a Florida delegate to the hearing whereby Rev William Barber and Rev Liz Teoharris (Poor People Campaign Chairs) addressed the U.S. House Budget committee on poverty. Michael Dobson prays outside of Cannon Building after the hearing, and stands with the Florida delegation at the event location of Trinity University.
2021 and 2022 Florida Conference on Race , Equality, Justice and Opportunity
Kim Corley Johnson, Executive Director of Florida Impact- Florida's leading anti-hunger organization
Dr. Keith Parker FAMU, Esteemed African American Historian, author and professor Dr. Tameka Hobbs
University of Florida African American Studies professor, Dr. Rik Stevenson
Group photo including City of Orlando's Diversity and Equity Officer
Dobson, Craig and Associates partner Karinn Dennis, Health Entrapreneur Inez Bracy and Michael Dobson
Hillsborough County State Attorney, Andrew Warren
The Dare To Dream Scholarship fund is a part of the changes The Dream Foundation won through the legislature with regards to how we can better use dollars to support our mission from license plate sales and through private donations. The Dare To Dream Scholarship is for Florida High School Seniors who have an incarcerated parent or guardian and provides for a two year commitment of tuition help and mentoring to attend a Florida college, university or trade school. The scholarships have no set GPA criteria and requires each student to write an essay for review through an application process for review and determining award.
We are seeking partners and donors to bolster the program so that we can provide as many scholarship opportunities as possible. We are seeking donations of any size to help us with this program. We'd like to announce a batch of scholarships at the end of October 2023 to then do so quarterly from different parts of the state. We hope we can count of your donation of any size to help change lives of youngsters who fit this category through no fault of their own. The impact of incarceration of a parent or guardian in a young life is a costly one that our society doesn't take into account. Please support this effort and assist by donating.