Educate. Empower. Achieve.

At the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, we provide individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people from low-income communities from kindergarten all the way through college, along with guaranteed tuition support. We believe that when given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams.

The Numbers


Dreamer Scholars are over
 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree 
than their low-income peers.


90% of Dreamer Scholars 
graduate High School,
 compared to 74% of 
low-income students 


College graduates 
earn, on average, 
an additional $1 million 
in lifetime earnings.

Our Individualized Support

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear it from our Dreamer Scholars:


When you are determined and never give up, the best is soon to come. Be patient and believe in yourself and your dreams will come true.

- Ashley Reyes, Dreamer Scholar from Watts

"I Have A Dream" Foundation - Los Angeles has made me a better person; they fight for change and have helped me along the way. There is no limit to what I know, as a young woman, I can accomplish.

- Jessica Lozan, Dreamer Scholar from Watts

IHADLA has impacted my life in more ways than one. Not only have they been supportive through many of my hardships, but have also taught me to keep pushing myself and to never give up. They have always been my family.”

- Domonique Stewart, Dreamer Scholar from Inglewood


  • “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

    Nelson Mandela

  • “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.