Daniel Bradley is the CEO and Founder of Dreams Work, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused to inform, enlighten, and expose youth to critical social issues facing their communities. Bradley currently works with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation as the national coordinator for the Black Youth Vote and Black Male Initiative.
Bradley lives by the creed espoused by the African American sociologist Harry Edwards: “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” Bradley is actively involved in many programs—locally and nationally—that seek to serve underprivileged youth and families; helping improve their knowledge of how to reach the full-range of their potential. He has traveled extensively throughout the continental United States and to various areas of Great Britain, the United States, and the Virgin Islands to facilitate training sessions in youth development strategies.
Bradley’s work to improve the circumstances of and increase opportunities for at-risk young people and communities is strongly rooted in the memory of hearing his grandmother sing these words to him as a child “If I can help somebody, as I pass along . . . Then my living shall not be in vain.” Bradley studied urban analysis and community development at Georgetown University and is currently pursuing the completion of his degree in biblical studies at Lancaster Bible College. He serves under the leadership of Rev. Tony Lee at the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Temple Hills, Maryland.