As One Individual Rises, We All Rise

Launching a Beta Jiu Jitsu Leadership Cohort

We are excited to announce that DreamRoot Leadership Institute has partnered with Team Passos Jiu Jitsu to offer a Jiu Jitsu Leadership Cohort for Assistant Coaches of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs.

Trip Report from Brazil

A few weeks ago, we went to Brazil to visit with local leaders and community members where we saw first-hand the impact of their social initiatives. We also hosted a Jiu Jitsu Camp with U.S. students in Recife, Brazil. Here are highlights from the trip.

Surviving the Earthquake in Haiti

The school compound where Rose and David educate more than 200 students and where the DreamRoot Resource Center was constructed earlier this summer withstood the earthquake and aftershocks with no structural damage!

DreamRoot Turns Two!

DreamRoot is partnering with 12 local leaders to oversee social initiatives for underprivileged individuals in 8 communities impacting over 900 students. These social initiatives include Jiu Jitsu programs, nutrition and physical therapy…

Highlights from the 2020 Annual Report

This report provides an overview of our mission and strategy and an update on the social and economic development our supporters helped accomplish last year. Teh report also outlines our plans moving forward.

Breaking Ground on New Training Centers

DreamRoot training centers provide community members a place to build healthy relationships in a safe, supportive environment. Each locally-led center offers a variety of quality training and educational programs tailored to…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

We are happy to announce the newest member of our leadership team!

Jhonatas (Jhon) Alves, the local leader who has been running the DreamRoot / Arte Suave Training Center…

Happy Birthday to Us!

This week we are celebrating DreamRoot Leadership Institute’s first anniversary!

In the twelve months since our formal establishment as a nonprofit, DreamRoot has made a variety of…

Meet Wal

Wal’s story is pretty inspiring. Having grown up in an impoverished community in Paulist, Brazil, she is all too familiar with dangerous streets and an inadequate school system. One of the first things you will notice about Wal is that she is studious and intelligent.

Relief Efforts in the Sertão

In partnership with local ministries, our leaders have been quick to mobilize resources and help to meet the critical needs of community members. We have seen lives literally saved and transformed.