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DC Leadership



Name, Title

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Frederick Newell is a native of Chicago, IL and has lived in the Iowa City area since 2006. After graduating with a BA in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2010, Frederick founded the Dream City ( formerly known as The Dream Center) a nonprofit organization that began as a response to the growing number of youth affected by absentee and non-involved fathers. Since its founding, the Dream City has developed to providing comprehensive family-focused supports to families in the Corridor Community. 


As a youth, father, and community advocate, Frederick's goal is to strengthen families, change lives, and restore hope through advocacy and empowerment. Frederick has proven he has the unique ability to impact the lives of youth and fathers, communicate effectively with families, and create innovative programs that empower family units. 


Frederick is the proud father of 8 children and the husband of the most beautiful Tianna Newell. Along with being a father and husband, he is a pastor, coach, mentor to many, counselor to some, community activist, and a servant leader.

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