Alumna Jordan Ginyard Acknowledges IHADLA for Transforming Her Life

Our Dreamer Scholars come from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and even locations within Los Angeles. One thing that they all share in common is their dreams of achieving academically and the hard work they put into making that a reality. Jordan Ginyard is one of those Dreamer Scholars and is an excellent role model and inspiration […]

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IHADLA Alumna Jazmyn Davis: “My Family and My Community Are My Main Motivators in Life”

Jazmyn Davis was born and raised in Inglewood, California and was in the first grade at Daniel Freeman Elementary School when IHADLA first became part of her life. As a first-generation college student, Jazmyn is proud to share that “I attended the #1 HBCU, Spelman College and recently completed my undergraduate degree majoring in Economics […]

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Dreamer Alumna Daisy Barrios: “My IHADLA Mentor Helped Shape the Woman I Am Today”

Daisy Barrios was in the first grade at Murchison Elementary School, in Boyle Heights when IHADLA first sponsored Program 14 and became part of her life. Thanks to a newly formed partnership, she was one of two IHADLA students who qualified for a scholarship to attend high school at Southwestern Academy, a private, coeducational college […]

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Alumna Sandra Romero-Viguerias Acknowledges IHADLA for Transforming Her Life

Our students and alumni come from a diverse array of locations, backgrounds, and experiences. Alumna, Sandra Romero-Viguerias, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved east of Los Angeles just before her 1st-grade class at Franklin Elementary in Pasadena was sponsored by IHADLA as Program 15. When Sandra first joined our program, she couldn’t speak English […]

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Denita Hartfield-Oyeka – Program 1

Since IHADLA’s inception, many students have passed through our program and have gone on to achieve a wide variety of educational, career, and personal accomplishments. For our first Alumni Spotlight piece, we are highlighting an exceptional member of our Program 1 class, launched in 1987. Denita Hartfield-Oyeka was in the 6th grade in 1986 when […]

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