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Our Girls Inspire Us! || Dreamers in Watts Run a 5k with Girls On the Run

There’s a saying in running: “Our sport is your sport’s punishment.” Running can be a trying task. Many adults even dread the event before the word is even spoken. However, for our girls, running has been a joy–a difficult challenge, … Continue reading

8th Grade Dreamers Participate in “The Baby Project”

All the 8th graders at Century Community Charter School participated in “The Baby Project,” based off the book, “The Pregnancy Project” by Gaby Rodriguez. The book was written about one teenage girl’s high school project of faking her own pregnancy. … Continue reading

The Black Cultural Society donates to IHADLA

IHADLA is extremely grateful for our partnership with the Black Cultural Society at St. Monica Catholic High School. This year they hosted a Black History Program and donated a portion of the proceeds to our Inglewood programs for the second … Continue reading

Executive Director of “I Have A Dream” Foundation Transitions to Volunteer Sponsor Role for Children in Watts

Los Angeles – May 16, 2014: After serving for over two-and-a half years as Executive Director of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA), Katy Garretson will transition to a volunteer role with the foundation. She will … Continue reading

Dreamer Alumni Visit Inglewood

Our Program 14 Dreamers who graduated high school last year, took time out of their busy schedules to come speak to some of our middle school Dreamers at Century Community Charter School. Our college Dreamers shared with the middle schoolers … Continue reading

Sequoia Weekend Getaway

Dreamers and Program Coordinators had a fun-filled weekend in the snow! During the weekend spent together, the Dreamers and staff were able to get better acquainted with one another, especially since the Program Coordinators invited some of the new Dreamers … Continue reading

Dreamers in Watts Run a 5k with Girls on the Run

Our 4th grade Dreamers have had an amazing time participating with Girls on the Run this year! This past week, they participated in a mock 5k race to prepare for their REAL race coming up on May 18th. To complete … Continue reading

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


Videos!

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Dreamer Dinner 2014

This is IHADLA

The Dreamer Brunch 2013

Dream Speaker Rodney Gordy Learns The Shuffle

Nick Cuse Video

Samuel L. Jackson discusses IHADLA on Oprah