The Dream Real Big Fund is a submission based scholarship for 7th + 8th graders in Englewood, Chicago. Launched by Demi Amparan in honor of his late father Edward, the fund will gift 4 $500 scholarships + prizes in 2021
On Friday, February 12, 2021, Demi Amparan released his second studio album, Surveillance Alert with all proceeds fueling the launch of his “Dream Real Big” scholarship fund.
The fund, a submission based essay contest made in honor of his late father Edward Amparan, will gift four $500 scholarships and special prizes in its inaugural year. 7 and 8 graders of Henderson Elementary are eligible to submit a response to the prompt: How would you re-build our city?
Supporting this cause with a donation of any amount will allow us to grow and sustain this fund for students across the city of Chicago.
Amparan is a southside Chicago native with a history of community outreach in the Englewood area and beyond. An accomplished rapper, and writer, he currently serves on the development team at his childhood nonprofit, Young Chicago Authors, an organization transforming the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing and performance poetry.
“A just society is one that prioritizes the well-being of all people. Growing up, I had a pen, pad and an unwavering belief that I could write a more equitable city with the flick of my wrist. My dream is for the young people of today to start off with more than that. Surveillance Alert, is a portraiture of my life, this city and the people who keep it beating. It’s poetic justice that the same art form that kept me going as a young person can raise meaningful dollars for kids that grew up just like me.”
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