In August 2009, the Community of Dreams Alliance was formed to promote Dream Incubation Centers in needy communties in the United States and around the world. With Dream Centers in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia and in the planning stages in Virginia and South Africa, the Dream Centers promote the recognition and definition of social ventures and defining one’s purpose in life.
Professor Yunus of the Grameen Bank notes that encouraging the spirit of entreprenuership and dreams can assist the poor in creating opportunities for change. The dream centered focus of social entrepreneurship is catching the attention of the world’s universities as all the top MBA Programs in the United States have social entrepreneurship and social venture courses and programs. A trend started by such social entrepreneurs as Bill Gates, Professor Yunus and the people at Community of Dreams Alliance.
Social ventures (business projects which promote a social purpose or benefit as opposed to just earning a profit) are transforming communities around the world. The Community of Dreams Alliance in hoping to transform communities and lives in Africa and elsewhere.