New DREAM Program

Who We Are

New DREAM…..changes the game. Formerly known as “Project Open Gate”, New DREAM is a program for returning citizens who are on parole or probation and for those family members who have been impacted by the justice system. NEW DREAM helps students transition into college. Our program will be tailored to the individual needs of our students. New DREAM students have many pathway options including: Certificate/Associate Degree, Job Readiness Preparation, Cross Enrollment, and/or Transfer to four year college/university.


Our Services

We provide:

  • Education and career planning
  • Priority registration
  • School supplies
  • Legal Services Clinic
  • Assistance with completing the financial aid application
  • Community of peers


New DREAM literally saved my life. After 20 years of Incarceration, I had no clue what I was going to do. New DREAM accepted me as I was and helped me enroll in the College of Alameda (CoA). Now I have graduated from the ATLAS program with a certificate which helped assist me with getting employment. I am concurrently enrolled in CoA and UC Berkeley to obtain my B.A. for more stable employment. New D.R.E.A.M. has helped coach me to secure my own place in the world. Now I’m in pursuit of starting my own business. New DREAM is the way to go.

– Rodney Scott


To reduce the recidivism rate of incarceration 100% through education and career placement, and by rebuilding family and community.

New DREAM Program

Fall 2019 Counseling Hours for Betty Frias (New DREAM Counselor)

Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-2:00pm; Friday 12:30pm-2:00pm

(510) 748-2370;