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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

Mentoring Works

We are so grateful to our mentors. A mentor makes a huge difference in the life of a child. Mentoring works! In this National Mentoring Month, we honor a few of our mentors. Paola for Her Mentor Rachel Griffin It … Continue reading

Save the Date March 8 LA Dreamer Dinner

We are so excited that it is time for our annual Dreamer Dinner once again!   Please join us for an evening of Spring Dreams benefitting the education of at-risk youth in the Greater Los Angeles area. The evening will … Continue reading

Mentoring and Tutoring with Original Dreamer Alma Ceballos

You will have an opportunity to meet Alma Ceballos and learn more about mentoring at the March 8th “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles Gala fundraiser at the Skirball Cultural Center. Alma Ceballos shares that, “I’ve learned in … Continue reading

Year-End Charitable Contribution to IHADLA

Happy Holidays! Thank you for being a part of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) family! As the year draws to a close, we continue to be committed to providing the young people we serve (our … Continue reading

IHADLA Bingo Fundraiser Gratitude

Please accept our gratitude to everyone who contributed their time, prizes and/or cash to our Bingo Fundraiser. Attendees had a great time. If you couldn’t make it this time, we hope you’ll be able to attend our next event. Scandal’s … Continue reading

Debra Fine Appointed CEO of I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles

Debra Fine has joined “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA), as the new CEO/Executive Director, it was announced at the National Staff Conference held in Nevada last month. Debra has been CEO of both private and public … Continue reading

IHADLA Summer Enrichment Program

Our Dreamers don’t only dream big during the school year, but also during the summer as well! IHADLA hosts a summer enrichment program every year, during which Dreamers from all program sites can meet Monday through Thursday and take supplementary … Continue reading


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Dreamer Dinner 2014

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