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As a mother and a children’s author, I felt compelled to direct the focus of my Always Dream Foundation and to make early childhood literacy in under-served communities our core mission. The statistics are staggering and served as my motivation to become actively engaged in the cause of literacy.

My Always Dream Foundation is now focused on building awareness around the importance of in-home reading and on empowering low-income families with the tools necessary to level the playing field. We do this by providing access to high-quality books in the home via 21st century technology, all while engaging parents to become active participants in their child’s everyday learning.

When kids build a love of reading, they move from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This milestone is undeniably transformative, opening doors to new possibilities and dreams.


Our Mission

Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation
ensures children from low-income families have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support.

HOLIDAY RINKS now in three locations,
San Jose, San Ramon and Honolulu.


With the holiday season upon us, we're excited to be celebrating the opening of three beautiful holiday skating rinks.

A portion of proceeds will support our commitment towards early childhood literacy.

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Transformative Leadership Session

Brett, Carol, Kristi


Join us for a half-day truly transformative seminar led by Carol Isozaki, leadership expert and executive coach. Kristi, as well as Bret Hedican (fellow Olympian, Stanley Cup Champion, and San Jose Sharks color analyst), will also share insights from our their leadership journeys.

Save the date to skate for a cause!

Hi friends,   Skating the day away with family and friends, followed by a cup (or two!) of hot cocoa—these are a few of my favorite things! That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that this holiday season, we have collaborated with not one, not two, but THREE pop-up ice rinks benefiting Always Dream Foundation. We…

The night you helped raise $300K for early childhood literacy ❤

Thanks to YOU little Israel and Mateo have developed a love of reading books about space! Your support brings their education to new heights! Hi Friends of ADF! Last month marked another successful gala in the books … for books! Thank you to all who attended, donated, and volunteered to make our 2019 Always Dream Gala…

Always Dream Foundation
125 Railroad Ave
Suite 203
Danville, CA 94526

The Always Dream Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
Our Federal ID No. is 94-3255817.