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How IHADLA Reduces LA Gang Participation

“I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles serves students from communities that are affected by poverty, crime, gangs, and violence to get students to attend college and break the cycle of poverty for them, their families, and their communities. … Continue reading

LAUSD Students Not Ready for College

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) strives to the break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities by working with low-income students from Title One schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area. IHADLA provides free year-round … Continue reading

Cuento de Luz Donates Beautifully Illustrated Books to IHADLA

Our third grade Dreamer students in Boyle Heights (Program 19) were thrilled to receive beautiful books from Cuento de Luz. Social engagement is important to Cuento de Luz. All of the books they create allow our IHADLA Dreamers to use … Continue reading

Ralphs Community Contribution Program Supporting IHADLA 93915

Thank you Ralphs for your community contribution program that allows customers to donate to I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) simply by purchasing food at Ralphs with no expense to themselves using the IHADLA NPO code #93915. … Continue reading

STEAM Summer Program

IHADLA Inglewood Program 16 and 17 Dreamers have completed their annual Summer Program! During the 5-week long program, Dreamers maintain what they have learned throughout the school year and are also exposed to new skills. Daisy Zurita, an undergraduate volunteer … Continue reading

Summer Internships Making a Difference

Many thanks to our summer interns! Our amazing summer interns took on administrative and organizational tasks in our Executive Office. Through CSU Long Beach’s internship program, IHADLA had the opportunity to work with undergraduates interested in organizational management and human … Continue reading

Watts Summer Program

Program 18 Dreamers from Watts enjoyed their annual Summer Program. This Watts Summer Program supports the transition of our Dreamers from 99St. Elementary to Animo James B. Taylor Middle School. The summer program was held at 99th St. Elementary for … Continue reading

Mentor and Volunteer Appreciation Cruise

I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles mentors, their mentees, program coordinators, staff and volunteers enjoyed a day of appreciation with recognition for all. The mentees received certificates. The harbor cruise was created as a way to to say thank … Continue reading

IHADLA Announces New Class at Sunrise Elementary in Boyle Heights

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our 19th program, in which we will be sponsoring 65 third graders at Sunrise Elementary School in Boyle Heights. While this program will not officially begin until August, preparations are already … Continue reading

Day with Dusty Brings Cultural Enrichment

Sarah Williams, Executive Director of Dusty’s Riders invited 10 of our 5th grade students from 99th St. Elementary located in Watts-Los Angeles to attend their ranch in Sunland CA and interact with her horses “Dusty” and “Luke.” Sarah taught our Dreamers how … Continue reading


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IHADLA Announces New Class at Sunrise Elementary in Boyle Heights

Dreamer Dinner 2015

Dreamer Dinner 2014

The Dreamer Brunch 2013

Dream Speaker Rodney Gordy Learns The Shuffle

Nick Cuse Video

Samuel L. Jackson discusses IHADLA on Oprah