Performing Arts Center
Divine Purpose Youth
Victoria's journey started a little rocky before she entered into this world. After six siblings doctors told her mom the odds are you or the baby may not make it. Her mom said if it comes down to that save the baby and name her Victoria for she has a purpose to be here. At the age of 25 Divine Purpose was born.
She started out with Divine Purpose Dance Academy for praise dance and hip hop at the Chicago park district. A year later husband, Daniel Allen, and wife decided to expand and add choir, drama, piano, drums and Divine Purpose Youth Performing Arts Center (DPYPAC) was our new name.
Victoria is a mom of three daughters and a student at Ashford University where she is obtaining her degree in early childhood education.
Daniel Allen left college and went on to Cook County Sheriff and Chicago police academy and became a hard working honest police officer who got promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Chicago police department where he has served for 23 years, Although working in Law Enforcement Daniel never lost sight of his true passion which is music, sports and youth.
In addition to the position of Chief Executive Officer at DPYPAC.
Daniel is also currently the Youth Chorale Director and Music Director for DPYPAC and Youth Media Director for the new and upcoming program where the youth will present all things media and music. Daniel has obtained his Bachelors and Master's degree in Law Enforcement Administration and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
WHO WE ARE
Our story began with a simple desire: to make the right choices for our families through what we learned from prior experiences. We were parents in search of safe options, but unsure of where to turn. We both enjoyed bring quality performing arts to youth and when we thought of the many ways to save our youth in the communities, Divine Purpose Youth Performing Arts Center was born as a result of two people meeting and coming together and meshing ideas. Today we are growing and looking to expand our performing arts programs and services to reach even more youth and adults for years to come.