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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

We Thank Our Dreamer Dinner Sponsors, Donors and Attendees

A huge thank you to all who supported this year’s Dreamer Dinner, held on March 8th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles! The event was a huge success, led by Melissa Peterman as the delightful MC, and honoring … Continue reading

TED Talk: Helping Disadvantaged Youth Begins at Home in America

We were very impressed by the outstanding TED talk by journalist and author Anand Giridharadas. This talk was featured during the free TED stories segment on March 17th. We were particularly excited by Anand’s very convincing description about how important … Continue reading

Social Media Moments at the Dreamer Dinner with Jen Morrison, Rosie O’Donnell, Jason Collins, Bradley Bredeweg and more

There was excitement in the air, there was excitement on social media before, during and after this year’s annual “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles fundraising Dreamer Dinner. Thank you for your tweets and Instagram posts: Jen Morrison, … Continue reading

Mixed Media Abstract Fine Art by Clara Berta Auction at Dreamer Dinner

Spring Love is a dazzling triptych of three wood panels featuring red, orange and yellow. This contemporary mixed media abstract fine art by Clara Berta will be auctioned to benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles. You … Continue reading


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