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Dreama W
Akron, OH
(Pop up events across Akron)
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Beyond The Vision Board -The Devil Strip

the project

Are you living your dream? Do you know how to  set goals to make your dreams come true? Do you want to help others live their dreams?   You can help!  DTVision, Dream The Vision, provides  experiences that help women set goals! Only 10%  of women set goals.  Women who set goals are healthier and happier.  According to B. Headey's study on goals and happiness, it is important to set goals that promote complete life satisfaction.  DTVision’s dreamUP Project host unique, fun, relaxing goal setting experiences for the diverse groups of women, Visionaries, that live in Akron, Ohio. 

The dreamUP Project experiences include  food, music, art  and stimulating conversation. The DTVision team is Dreama Mason Whitfield and Traci Buckner.  Dreama is a  licensed therapist.  Dreama will move the Visionaries through guided imagery exercises to visualize and see their goals. The Visionaries, with their own hands, will turn their goal images into  unique 3 dimensional pieces of art.   Traci, an art innovator, and a local female artist will guide the Visionaries in  the process of creating the art pieces.  After 100 Visionaries have completed the experience, 100 art pieces will be showcased in an Akron art gallery.  The showcase will provoke public dialogue about issues that are critically important to the women of Akron, Ohio.

the steps


We spent months raising money, creating partnerships and using social media to increase awareness of DTVision dreamUP Project. You can help us reach our goal so that we may do the following:

Hire Staff

DTVision dreamUP Project is an experience for women by women.  DTVision will hire talented up and coming local female artists.  The artists will have the personality and  ability to teach.  A local female photographer,  videographer and caterer will be hired.  Also, two local female college students will be hired to serve as assistants during the experiences.

Purchase Art Supplies

The quality of  the art pieces is of the highest important. Artists will submit a budget that should not exceed $1800.00 for each workshop. DTVision will purchase art materials from  various vendors.

Rent Venues

Venues will be rented in the  4 quadrants of Akron. Venues throughout the city are used to encourage  a diverse group of women to attend the experiences.

Operating Expenses

Funds will be used to purchase office materials, insurance and marketing. Funds will also be used for accounting fees.

Subsidize cost of workshop

Funds will be used to subsidize the cost of the workshops.

why we're doing it

Scientific research on goal pursuit and well-being reveals goal setting and progress on goals makes women feel healthier, happier and more satisfied. The dreamUP Project Experience will equip the diverse female participants, Visionaries, with knowledge that can be used to enhance their quality of life. The Visionaries can discover common ground and discuss critical issues that affect the women of Akron.  The art gallery display will stimulate further discussion by the general public. These discussions are the important first steps in making social and economic change for the women of Akron.


Disbursed budget (as of 2.28.17)

We were able to raise the remaining funds offline and the funds raised on ioby will go towards project expenses noted in our original budget. 

RAISED = $3,060.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $88.11

Original budget:

Supplies Materials ........$1,000.00



Subsidize cost ...............$1,000.00





Total $5,000.00

SUBTOTAL = 5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150




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