About Son of a Dream

Son of a Dream is focused on producing impactful multimedia storytelling to engage and educate audiences in critical discussions on the health and well-being of youth, families, and communities. Our book and film projects are strength-based, culturally relevant, and educational. We aim to provide meaningful experiences to enrich the lives of youth & families while strengthening the competency of students & professionals in the human service profession.

Bobby Marvin Holmes, LMSW

A dynamic and well-rounded professional, Bobby Marvin Holmes is a licensed social worker with a dual background in media and human services. Over the span of his career, he has rooted himself in a mission to serve children, youth, & families. 

As a media professional, Holmes covered issues for various outlets including the AFRO-American Newspaper, The Baltimore Times, WEAA 88.9, NewsOne.com, NPR affiliate WYPR, and Radio One. In 2008, Holmes founded Son of a Dream, LLC (www.sonofadream.com), an engagement & multimedia venture offering impactful narratives of youth, families, and communities. Through Son of a Dream, Holmes has worked hard to produce compelling projects for film screenings and book talks for public schools, colleges, community-based programs, and human service agencies. 


In 2018, Holmes’ commitment to youth & families earned him a fellowship with the Center for Urban Families’ Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI). The following year he became a 2019/2020 recipient of Baltimore Corps’s Elevation Award. 


Holmes’s experience in the human service field expands over a decade working in several capacities for mental health agencies, schools, and nonprofits. He currently serves as a child welfare social worker for Baltimore City Department of Social Services and part-time as a psychotherapist for an outpatient mental health clinic. As a staunch community advocate passionate about public health and safety, Holmes has also participated in several initiatives aimed at addressing community violence and empowering youth. A proud husband and father, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children.

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