Daniel Bradley is the CEO and Founder of Dreams Work, Inc. a non-profit organization focused to inform, enlighten, and expose youth to critical social issues facing their communities. Daniel has over 15 years of experience in community organizing, violence prevention, youth engagement strategies and social activism. He is an agent for societal change and lives by the creed “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open. (espoused by the African American sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards).” Daniel is the former National Coordinator for the Black Youth Vote! Black Male Initiative, with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. Mr. Bradley also has the honor of serving as the Juvenile Delinquent Prevention Administrator for the Office of the State’s Attorney, Prince George’s County, Maryland, facilitating the Teen Court Program, and State’s Attorneys Youth Advisory Council serving as one of the adult advisors.
Mr. Bradley is actively involved in many programs – locally and nationally – that seek to serve under-privileged 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 as well as to various areas of Britain and the Virgin Islands to facilitate training sessions in youth development strategies.
Daniel studied Urban Analysis and Community Development at Georgetown University and he is currently pursuing the completion of his degree in Sociology at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC). In June of 2016, Mr. Bradley graduated from the Skinner Leadership Institute’s, Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner. In 2016 Mr. Bradley was selected and honored by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation for his work through Dreams Work impacting education as one of Prince George’s County’s Top 40 under 40.
Mr. 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.” In addition to his thriving career in social justice, Daniel serves as a Minister under the leadership of Rev. Tony Lee at the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Temple Hills, Maryland.
Daniel was blessed to become a husband in November of 2015, when he married the former Shekha N. Arrington; they are looking forward to a lifetime of happiness together.