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About us

Sueños Basketball is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works toward solidifying the civic competency our cities’ youth with basketball coaching and mentorship. Since incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during August of 2015, we’ve worked to potentiate growth opportunities for the youth of low-income families. Creating workshops, endeavoring into international excursions and developing partnerships across sectors is only a few of the approaches we take, to champion for our community’s wellbeing.

We want to develop a solid support system that overcomes language and system barriers in the best interest of our neighborhoods. We are creating tools and harnessing resources to accomplish it through a grassroots organizing project, using sports coaching as a means.

30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Jose Dilone and his wife Jacqueline Marte-Dilone are the founders of Suenos Basketball, a non-profit organization that promotes the sport of basketball as comprehensive training and guidance. Coach Dilone has more than twenty years’experience as a professional basketball coach. He was an assistant coach for Dominican Republic’s National Basketball Team and had coached teams in the US, Spain, Colombia, Mexico and other teams in the Dominican Republic. Coach Dilone is also the founder of the Pok ta Pok Foundation in the Dominican Republic – an institution that served more than four hundred children from four to eighteen years of age in urban areas with any unmet needs that they had and provide scholarships and support in education as well as teaching basketball skills. In addition to his work with Suenos Basketball, coach Dilone coaches a basketball team at Lawrence Basketball and collaborates with other youth and sports organizations in the Merrimack Valley. Coach Dilone had provided training in San Diego, Tucson and Boston.

Coach Dilone is presently taking classes at the American Technological Institute Seminary and graduated from the National School of Basketball Trainers in Spain. Coach Dilone is married to Jacqueline Marte-Dilone and they live in the Greater Lawrence Massachusetts area. Coach Dilone has four adult children.

Vision

To be a leading organization at creating socio-economic advancement in the underserved communities of the Merrimack Valley. Become part of the integral development of the upcoming generation of our region’s residents and leaders. Reconstruct the social fabric of our constituency by promoting civic engagement within the families that we serve.

Mision

Suenos Basketball mission is to contribute to the overall holistic development of the youth in the City of Lawrence and nearby town. The primary goal is to develop the kids’ mindset through basketball by having an educational and sports program that help them  understand the importance of being young people of character and hardworking students.

MEET OUR TEAM

JOSE DILONE

PRESIDENT

JACQUELINE MARTE-DILONE

SUPPORT STAFF

ARIADI LOPEZ

COACH

RIXANDRA SAMBOY

MANAGER

LUIS FERNANDEZ

COACH

ANTHONY VENTURA

SUPPORT STAFF

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