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Place Forward - Uptown Dreamers

Momin, Sofie; Mailman Digital Learning Studio

Uptown Dreamers is a non-profit community team, staffed by students and volunteers, operating in Washington Heights since 1995. Coach Dave Crenshaw is the Founder and Manager of Team Dreamers since 1995. Born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City, Coach Dave has been Community Building for decades, and has coached thousands of kids. He is well known by many, many families and community partners as a positive force in Washington Heights.

You can learn more about the Dreamers here:

PLACE FORWARD is a student-produced digital archive committed to the pursuit of placed-based learning and strengthening our connections at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to the people and communities we are situated in, which is Washington Heights. We hope to create learning experiences that inform and empower students to self-reflect and act in their personal and professional lives.

Place FORWARD actualizes the charge of the FORWARD initiative by providing opportunities for students and faculty to learn about the Washington Heights community, to build trust with the Washington Heights community, and commit to advancing racial equity in the public health spaces in Washington Heights.

Keywords: Place FORWARD, Uptown Dreamers, Coach Crenshaw, FORWARD Fellow, FORWARD Initiative, Washington Heights, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Public Health Leaders, Activists, Health Services, Access to Healthcare Digital Divide, Health Equity, Community Engagement, Volunteer, Community Resilience, Health Education, Community Collaboration, Education and Outreach, Grassroots Efforts, Social Determinants of Health, Community Empowerment, New York City, Public Health Initiatives


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Place Forward
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November 8, 2023

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