Operation Serve Skid Row

This past weekend we packed our cars with clothing and meals for 200+ people living in Skid Row, Los Angeles. Our annual giveaway began on Friday as a group of volunteers and Team DBP gathered to sort clothing and cook meals. The following morning, 10+ volunteers joined to make our way to the streets of […]

How one backpack can make a difference

Our 4th backpack giveaway took place this September at Nuffer Elementary School in Norwalk! We had great success in collecting backpacks and school supply donations through donation boxes placed at Well Fargo Bank, New York life Insurance, and kind members of our community. Thanks to the support of our donors, we were able to put […]

Dream Big honors graduates with scholarships

July 27th, 2018, was truly a historic night for Dream Big Project! It was an incredible blessing to finally see our dream come to fruition! Being able to gift Scholarships to incredibly deserving young people has been our goal since the very beginning. Four years later, and here we are! And none of this would […]

The Best Fireworks on the Block

Fun Fact: American citizens celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided […]

Miguel Rivera uses personal testimony to educate local youth

On April 16, Miguel Rivera was invited to guest speak to parents and youth of the Family Intervention Academy in the City of Norwalk. The Family Intervention Academy consists of two separate programs – WINGS Programs and The Parent Project. Each of the two programs focuses on youth empowerment and the development of healthy relationships […]

Life After Football

For as long as I can remember, sports has been a passion of mine. As a viewer and player, in fact, even as a coach. As a kid growing up, playing pick-up basketball, baseball and football games were a norm to me. This is something my friends and I did on a regular basis. In […]

When a community comes together for a cause

Dream Big Project’s 1st annual “Bowling for a Cause!” bowling tournament at Keystone Lanes was definitely an afternoon to remember. It was amazing to see so many smiles come together to have fun and raise money for underprivileged youth in the city of Norwalk and surrounding communities. In fact, Norwalk City Councilmember, Margarita L. Rios, […]

The Night Miguel Rivera’s Entire Life Changed

In this post, I am going to talk about the night my entire life changed and all that’s come with it. I will also talk about suicide, and why I am still on this planet. These are thoughts and stories that I’ve kept from friends and family. A portion of my story I have shared […]

How Encouragement Can Go A Long Way

Our founder, Miguel Rivera Jr., has had a passion for education since going to elementary school himself. In fact, it is because of his parents that he feels strongly about education to begin with. A quick fun fact about Miguel – throughout his primary education, his parents would continuously ask him if he wanted to attend […]