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TEECH Foundation and the Far Southside ROSC Initiative

Dare to Dream!


Sunday, April 14, 2024

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About The Gala

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At TEECH Foundation, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Join us as we celebrate the individuals who have dared to dream and made it a reality. Our 2nd Annual Gala will feature inspiring stories of individuals who have overcome challenges and achieved greatness. We are committed to empowering individuals to achieve their goals, and through our Dare to Dream initiative, we offer tools, resources, and support to make those dreams a reality. Join us as we inspire and empower individuals to dream big and achieve their goals.

Join us for an afternoon filled with giveaways, live entertainment, music, recognition awards, a guest speaker, and more! Come and dare to dream big with us!

$100 Donation

VISA, PayPal, or Zelle 


Gala Guest

Latrina Joshua
Gala Speaker
Latrina Joshua
Business Owner

With a profound commitment to healthcare and a passion for helping individuals look and feel their best, LaTrina Joshua has built a career that bridges the realms of medicine and aesthetics.

LaTrina’s journey in healthcare began with a passion to help others, which laid the groundwork for a dynamic and rewarding career. Early on, she felt a calling to empower individuals in ways that extended beyond traditional medical care. This desire to enhance people's confidence and quality of life led to the establishment of Bijou Body Spa.

As a nurse, she possesses a deep understanding of the human body's intricate workings, and this knowledge forms the foundation of Bijou Body Spa’s success.

LaTrina is a Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni, and also a member of The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), and the Beverly Hills 95th Street Business Association.

Orion Meadows
Motivational Speaker
Orion Meadows
Spoken Word Artist

Orion Meadows is a Slam Spoken Word Performance Artist, activist and author using the creative arts and Hiphop expression as a form of activism and outreach to raise awareness amongst the youth, system impacted residents and other community members who are affected by the elements of violence that are prevalent in today's society. Orion is a Nonviolence Trainer for The Institute For Nonviolence Chicago, a board member of Chicago Area Peace Action and an event planner and social media coordinator for IL-CHEP (Illinois Coalition For Higher Education in Prisons) a nonprofit organization based out of Adler University. He's attained ordination in West African and African American religious and cultural studies from the Temple of Ole also known as Ruyah Ole and has published his poetry in online journals such as Enhance and In the Belly which is a publication of True Leap Press. He is also featured as a major contributor to the book by Nahlah entitled You Are Not Alone. He has published 3 books entitled Inside The Box, Birthmark and The Rose That Grew Through The Barbwire, a hybrid creative expression of poetry and art. Orion currently attends Northeastern Illinois University and is the president of the student organization F.I.S.T. He frequents the open mic poetry circuit in the Midwest as a proponent of the Hip-hop arts and advocate for marginalized and disenfranchised groups.

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John F. White
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John F. White is a Public Servant, Musician, Photographer, Artist, & Digital Creator. He has graced the stage and serving others through music for over 20 years.

John is dedicated to providing quality entertainment to various parties, family and birthday gatherings, community events, and Jazz concerts. He believe's that everyone should have access to fun, engaging and entertaining activities, regardless of their financial or social background.


His mission is to promote the positive impacts of entertainment and the creative community, while helping to bridge the gap between rich and poor. He offer's a wide range of digital and music services including photography, live music performances, and interactive artistic expression. His events are designed to create new opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to come together and have fun.

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DJ Donell
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What started out as just a hobby at the age of 14, DJ Donell quickly became a master on the 1's and 2's. DJ Donell made a name for himself from sold out venues in Houston, Dallas, and Shreveport, Louisiana to house parties in Nacogdoches, Texas where he was guaranteed to rock the crowd.


His versatility with various genres of music including house (his first love), hip-hop, stepping, and Latino beats have caused his clientele to increase exponentially. DJ Donell's smooth skills on the mic and repoire with his crowds have led to him provide top notch experiences at corporate events, weddings, prayer breakfasts, proms, and school functions. For 3 years he was the number 1 DJ for vibe-in radio where he was featured on the "Lunchtime Break-Mix" for the Sheryl Underwood show, prior to starting his own.


His dedication to his craft has even inspired his 13 year old daughter DJ London who was featured in the "Queens of House" picnic to follow in his footsteps.

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