WHAT IS DUNAMIS?
“Dunamis” (doo’-nam-is) is a Greek word that means POWER; in the English translation it is the word dynamite or dynamic.
Dunamis Community Advocate Services is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to transform & ignite power within future generations by being an advocate of change within underserved communities!
Our mission is to be an advocate of change within the community by guiding students on how to ignite their power within so they may transform mentally, emotionally, socially, educationally, and spiritually while overcoming life obstacles!
We provide services to students, schools, families, and communities through our Mentoring & Coaching Programs, Community Outreach Events, and Annual Scholarship Pageant & Showcase. Our three core services are what allows us to maintain strong partnerships with the schools & communities we serve.
- Coaching Programs
- Mentoring Program
- Intervention Program
- Parent Programs
- Community Outreach Events
- Scholarship Pageant & Showcase
- Miss Dunamis Teen & Woman Scholarship Pageant
- Real Awesome Man Scholarship Showcase
Our vision is to be a leading resource that provides social-emotional development tools for youth in high need communities and schools across the U.S.
Dunamis Community Advocate Services was founded in 2003 by DaVetta “Dee” Collins to honor & award those in the community who served as advocates of change.
After graduating in 2012, her daughter Ariel Fuller decided to shift the trajectory and provide youth within underserved communities life coaching & lessons that will guide them on how to work through their negative social & emotional behaviors. Ariel noticed the strong impact the lessons had on young women and men and in 2013 she officially created a school year round mentoring program with her self written social-emotional learning curriculum.
Under her leadership as the Executive Director, the organization now partners with Chicago Public Schools and services over 500 African American and Latino youth and families through its three core services.