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LA’s inner-city drop-out rate motivates IHADLA to take action

The numbers can seem daunting–even when they’re improving. Just last year, the state Department of Education proudly announced that LAUSD’s graduation rate had reached 66%. While improvements bring much-needed encouragement to all of us working to improve education, the statistics … Continue reading

IHADLA Partners with Heal the Bay for MLK Day of Service

To honor Martin Luther King Jr. this past Monday, Dreamers, staff and volunteers with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation- LA celebrated MLK Day of Service. IHADLA partnered with Heal the Bay for a beach clean up at Dockweiler beach, … Continue reading

Le Lycée Chooses IHADLA for Holiday Toy Drive

Le Lycée Francais chose the IHADLA for their annual holiday toy drive for the second year in a row! Students from Le Lycée spent the day at 99th Street Elementary School in Watts with our Dreamers. Enough students showed up … Continue reading

LMU Basketball Visits Dreamers

The LMU Men’s basketball team came out to spend a day with our seventh and eighth graders in Inglewood. Each player was paired with one or two of our Inglewood Dreamers to complete the activity, “My Friend.” The players and … Continue reading

Chasing the Dream the Extra Mile

Simply having a dream and working for that dream are two very different things. Kenneth Brown knows this well. He doesn’t just have a dream; he owns it with every fiber in his being. This is why Kenneth has been … Continue reading

Dream Speaker: Dara Lebrock

This week our Dreamers at 99th Street Elementary in Watts were able to hear from Dara Lebrock. She is a Dental Assistant from Toluca Lake Dentistry, and is married to Dentist Dr. Don Kobashigawa. The Dreamers were able to hear about … Continue reading

Field Trip: FBI Computer Forensics Lab

Fifty of our Dreamers from Inglewood were able to visit the FBI’s Computer Forensics Lab in Orange, CA (OCRCFL). The third of its kind, it is used to analyze digital evidence in federal, state and local criminal and terrorism investigations. Our … Continue reading

The Dream Big Event, 2013!

Every year, IHADLA gathers all of our Dreamers, both elementary and middle school, together for one fun-filled day of informative speakers and hands-on activities at a local university. Each Dream Big Event is centered around a theme. This year, IHADLA … Continue reading

We Dream. Do You?

We Remember Those Famous Words:“I Have a Dream” On August 28, 1963, over 200,000 people gathered to hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak. The speech they would hear would arguably become as integral to the American consciousness as the … Continue reading

A Big Thank You to our Generous Supporters

The College Supply Drive has been a great success so far! Our Dreamers are so happy and thankful, and they deeply appreciate all the help and support. We wanted to share some of their thank you notes: Kassandra Valdovinos (UCLA): … Continue reading


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