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The extent to which nonprofit Dream City impacts families in Iowa City may be difficult to wholly grasp right away, as the group serves many functions such as being a youth leadership academy, performing arts academy, an outlet for health and fitness, a place for academic tutoring and much more for the local community. For Fred Newell, Dream City’s founder and executive director since 2012, these programs tie back to the organization’s mission of seeing people take opportunities and find happiness in their lives. “When families come back and talk about the impact some of our services have had for them, that’s my favorite part of the work we do,” he said. At 611 Southgate Ave., Dream City has grown in size and influence compared to its beginnings, helping accommodate more than 85 kids. Since July alone, the nonprofit has served 32 fathers.