Creative Dreams Outreach Center
Creative Dreams Outreach Center is a non-profit youth development program and tutoring program for middle and high school students. We offer free art, dance and music lessons as well as academic tutoring.
Our teachers are qualified adult or high school student volunteers from around our community.
Community Concert Series
Join us for Creative Dreams’ Community Concert Series Jan 10th
This month we are featuring Jen Zelaz.
Concert time 6:30pm
Concessions will be sold
CREATIVE DREAMS OUTREACH CENTER
1730 Staffordshire Road Stafford, TX 77477
Individual ticket $10.
Hope to see you there!
In 2004, my husband and I were living in Moscow, Russia. He was working for an oil company and I was serving at church, leading two Bible studies for Russian ladies who were hearing about Jesus for the first time ever and volunteering weekly at Maria’s Children. After two years, we were sent back to Houston. I loved being on mission full time in Moscow, and the night my husband told me we were returning to Houston, I dreamt I opened Creative Dreams Outreach Center completely with the floor plan we started with in 2005. I believed God was calling me to open an art, dance and music studio for youth who don’t have the opportunity for lessons outside of school. I drove around the less fortunate neighborhoods in the county where we raised our own children, praying and asking God to show me where we should be located. One day in April of 2005, God took me to the Hunter’s Square Shopping Center, as I prayed several students walked by and I asked them several questions. How do you fill your after school hours, are there any lessons you have always wanted to take in art, dance or music but finances kept you from being able, and if a place that offered lessons for free opened, would you take classes. Their answers led me to pursue opening at Hunter’s Square. My friend Sandy, a real estate agent called the leasing agent to set an appointment. The agent told her he would show us the three units available, but they usually choose to not rent to businesses for children because of the failure rate. At the meeting as we were looking at the units, he repeated that statement. As we were looking I had my prayer support praying, and Sandy and I were praying on the inside as we spoke with him. He repeated his statement several times during the half hour we were looking. By the end of the half hour, he not only said he would lease the space that was perfect for the floor plan God gave me to me, but he lowered the rent. God’s ministry at Creative Dreams was on the way. We opened our doors on January 22, 2006. Since that day, we have served over 1600 students and God has transformed us into a Youth Development Center. Our mission is to help our students recognize and reach their full God given potential. We provide free tutoring, free lessons in the arts, free counseling, a mentor program for students who desire and need one on one relationships, free hygiene products and clothing, meals every night, and so much more. Through the generosity of so many supporters, we were able to build a purpose built facility which opened in 2018. Every day I am allowed to pour God’s love in to youth who have never been loved, and help them negotiate the path God has them on. I get to be part of their journey to seeing who God is and accepting His offer of unconditional love. I’ve had my life threatened, wrestled with students more than twice my size, had everything but the kitchen sink stolen from me, but mostly they have stolen my heart. Most days, I can’t wait to see them and it is like a piece of me is missing when I am away. God called me to serve them and my life would not be complete without these students as a part of it. I count it a privilege to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of our students. VOTE HERE