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March 12, 2019

Dream Come True Foundation- South Texas is accepting applications NOW for candidates to be interviewed the end of March.  Applications may be completed on line. 

March 12, 2019

The Dream Come True Foundation – South Texas Board of Directors held their Christmas social at the home of Barbara & Leslie on December 18th.  The holiday gathering was to honor all of our local volunteers and to celebrate the achievements of our Dream Achievers.

Pictured:  Albert Ruiz, Arnoldo Perez, Dynyel Miller, Mary Gonzalez, Jackie Ilse, Barbara Colston, Katarina Trovar, Briseida Mendoza, Judy Colston, Martin Chapa, Jennifer Rad...

February 13, 2019

Hundreds of attendees made their way to the Henrietta Memorial Center on Friday to sample food and wine from local businesses and restaurants during the Dream Come True Foundation of South Texas’s second annual “Flavors of South Texas” fundraiser.

“We are very pleased with the turnout,” DCTF-ST President Jackie Ilse said.

Started in 2015, the Dream Come True Foundation of South Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves resident...

August 8, 2017

The Dream Come True Foundation is excited to welcome two new Dream Achievers, Katarina Tovar and Kevin Jimenez. Katarina currently attends Coastal Bend College, and later plans to pursue her goal of being a Radiology Technician. Kevin holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science of Information Technology from Coastal Bend College, and is a Network Engineer II at Texas A&M Kingsville. To read more about our amazing Achievers, head over to...

April 24, 2017

Last October, Dream Come True Foundation founder Carol Kallendorf gave a compelling talk about breaking the cycle of poverty. See the video here, and share with your friends. With your help, we're defeating poverty, one family at a time.

January 3, 2017

The Dream Come True Foundation - South Texas Board of Directors held a holiday social reception at the home of Sam and Jackie Ilse on December 13, 2016.  The holiday social was to honor the local organization volunteers and meet the first Dream Achiever Kevin Jimenez and his family.  Mentors, interview committee volunteers, board members and Kevin and his family were in attendance.  Good food and conversation was enjoyed by all in attenda...

October 19, 2016

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The Dream Come True Foundation of South Texas held its initial introduction to the public at a Kickoff Reception on March 1st at the Kleberg Bank lobby.

The foundation specifics were presented by the Dream Come True Foundation of Austin, who has been operating a similar program in the Austin area for almost 10 years, and will be providing support to the South Texas foundation. About 50+ individuals attended  the reception including local b...

October 19, 2016

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Q Commons had their most recent nationwide event on October 13th. Q Commons events include nationally streamed talks, along with local gatherings all over the country. Dream Come True co-founder Carol Kallendorf spoke in Austin at Covenant Presbyterian Church on alleviating poverty, highlighting the Dream Come True model. If you weren't able to join us, please enjoy the text of Carol's talk below. We will post video as soon as it is made...

October 6, 2016

The AWARE department of the Women’s Club of Kingsville hosted a pre-Kentucky Derby High Tea. The event included a silent auction of Kentucky Derby styled hats.  All proceeds were donated to The Dream Come True Foundation of South Texas.
First photo -  DCTF-ST board members Judy Colston and Jackie Ilsee (two on left) with other friends at the Women’s Club High Tea fundraiser
Second photo - Jackie Ilse and Barbara Colston, represen...

May 2, 2016

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Dream Come True held the first mentor training for our South Texas organization's members at the famed Pearl Brewery meeting center in San Antonio. The session was led by Carol Kallendorf, PhD, Co-Founder of DCTF Austin, Chiquita Board, DCTF Program Services Coordinator and Jessica Sager, DCTF-Austin programs chairperson. Also present were Sam Myers, DCTF-Austin President, and Jackie Ilse, DCTF-South Texas President. A great session of le...

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