1Team 1Dream is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating entrepreneurs, businesses and the public on invaluable information on sustainable business practices that can collectively strengthen Lake County as a community.
The organization was formed in response to the years of fires that have led to loss of people, property and livelihood. With 8 fires under 4 years, Lake County’s economy was greatly affected. Many businesses had a hard time getting back on their feet. So many families had lost their homes and their income. Many were displaced from the evacuation.
To combat the effects of the fires and to achieve economic resilience, 1Team 1Dream founders Maryann Schmid and Olga Steele, launched 1Team 1Dream, a non-profit organization that will provide essential educational and training programs to help Lake County businesses and start-ups. The programs will have the following touchpoints:
Our values are rooted in the premise that change is possible and that we can make a difference in the lives of others by bringing Lake County closer to economic prosperity – one small business at a time.
We value the entrepreneurial spirit in those who would undertake a start up or continue their business enterprises despite some of the most enduring economic challenges in modern times.
We value the hard work, passion and determination of Lake County small businesses and believe the time has come for those who can to step up for those who persevere.