Dream Big Gala 2023

The Dream Big Gala, an in-person celebration, will be held on Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 pm. The Dream Big Gala is our biggest event of the year that raises the critical funding needed to facilitate our comprehensive programming, including academic support, social and emotional development, college and career readiness, one-on-one mentoring, individualized case management, […]

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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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Support Underserved Youth While You Shop!

    IHADLA has been selected to participate in and benefit from the 16th Annual Shopping Extravaganza ticket sales at Citadel Outlets! IHADLA will receive $25 out of each $35 ticket sold, and we are eligible for additional funding if we reach our goal of 100 or more individual check-ins at the event.** Please join […]

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IHADLA Celebrates 2022 MLK Day of Service

In celebration of the 2022 MLK Day of Service, our Dreamer Scholars participated in various age-appropriate virtual activities throughout the day. Our 4th and 5th graders from Inglewood participated in two different activities. Some made greeting cards for kids with critical health conditions sent to Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK). This internationally recognized charitable organization spreads hope, […]

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IHADLA Mentor Priyanka Kapoor: “Mentorship has given me so much in my life…”

Priyanka Kapoor first got involved with IHADLA in March of 2020, right before the onset of the pandemic, as a mentor to now 9th-grade Dreamer Scholar Melanie. Priyanka decided to become an IHADLA mentor because “mentorship has given me so much in my life, and it [IHADLA] seemed like the perfect organization to pay it […]

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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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Taylor Martinez: IHADLA Became Her Second Family

Taylor Martinez was in the second grade at Daniel Freeman Elementary School in Inglewood when she first joined IHADLA and became a Dreamer Scholar in 2009. Taylor was inspired and motivated to apply to college when she attended her own mother’s college graduation as a child. She is now a Junior at the University of […]

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Support Underserved Youth While You Shop!

Mark your calendar! We have been selected to participate in and benefit from the 16th Annual Shopping Extravaganza ticket sales at Citadel Outlets! IHADLA will receive $25 out of each $35 ticket sold, and we are eligible for additional funding if we reach our goal of 100 or more individual check-ins at the event.** Please join us […]

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