About Us.

Located in the heart of the community, the East Valley Dream Center is a beacon of hope and a hub for transformative change. Our center is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of individuals and families. From providing essential resources such as food assistance and clothing donations to offering educational workshops and behavioral health services, we are committed to supporting our community members on their journey towards a brighter future. At the East Valley Dream Center, we believe in the power of compassion, collaboration, and community engagement to create lasting impact and positive change in the lives of those we serve.
With a passionate team of dedicated staff and Dream Makers, EVDC strives to be a catalyst for social change and a safe haven for all we serve. Our holistic approach to community service focuses not only on meeting immediate needs but also on addressing the root causes of the challenges facing our neighbors. Through partnerships with local organizations, we are able to expand our reach and maximize our impact, creating a network of support that extends far beyond our physical location. Join us in our mission to build a stronger, more resilient community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and realize their full potential. 

Get to know the Director.

Growing up in poverty with a single mother, raising five kids on her own, greatly influenced Danny Gonzalez, our executive director, and laid the groundwork for the East Valley Dream Center. In 2010, while at a conference in Phoenix, Danny felt a call to establish a dream center. Nine years later, along with his brother and lifelong friend, he embarked on this journey, driven by the community's needs. Witnessing families struggling with bills and children facing academic challenges, Danny and the East Valley Dream Center team envisioned a place where families could discover hope and support. As of April 2019, our dedicated team has been working tirelessly to make this vision a reality, believing in a brighter future for every family, child, and individual. Our goal is to eliminate poverty in the City of Chandler at no cost to those we serve!

Meet the team.

Danny Gonzalez

Founder & Executive Director
Danny is the visionary leader of EVDC, guiding its strategic direction and overseeing all operations to ensure the company's success and growth.

Juan Zavala

Co-Founder & Program Director
Juan, plays a crucial role in managing the company's day-to-day operations, focusing on efficiency, processes, and overall EVDC success.

Jovanni Cedeno

Co-Founder & Liv Well Director
Jovanni is dedicated to promoting the  well-being, health, happiness, and productivity of the clients and staff of Liv Well Behavioral Health.

Becca De La Fe

Executive Assistant
Becca provides support to the team, assisting the CEO with administrative tasks, ensuring smooth communication and coordination within the EVDC.