Memphis Dream Center

About MDC

The Memphis Dream Center is the nonprofit organization established by The Life Church to close the opportunity gap for underserved children and families by addressing educational inequity, food insecurity and family stability.


The FeedMemphis initiative of the Memphis Dream Center seeks to help those experiencing food insecurity by meeting tangible needs through programs and events such as monthly family food boxes and weekend food bag programs.

Read2Lead (R2L) serves K-5th grade children attending Title 1 schools in under-resourced and under-served neighborhoods. We provide high-quality academic and enrichment opportunities and family engagement in an out-of-school time setting. Read2Lead focuses on closing the academic and opportunity gaps for children in a safe, life-giving environment.

Family Advocacy Ministry 
Through the Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) located at our Highland Dream Center location, we walk with families navigating crises and provide a safe haven for them and those who support them. This program provides tangible needs such as bedding, clothing, diapers, school uniforms and groceries, as well as spiritual and emotional support. FAM has plans to offer parent or guardian support groups and parenting classes. We are raising funds and collecting new, unused items to resource the families referred to us. 

Family Enrichment Center 
Located at our Austin Peay location, the Family Enrichment Center provides Adult Education classes through a partnership with HopeWorks and Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment. Course offerings include high school equivalency classes, FastTrack career readiness courses, and English as a Second Language + Civics (ESL+), which provides English language learners the opportunity to prepare for citizenship tests. Career coaching is also offered at our Family Enrichment Center.

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We provide opportunities for volunteers to serve on a weekly basis through intentional programming and assistance to students, families and adults. View all current volunteer opportunities and sign up below! 

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