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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Dreamer Scholar Andre’s Take on the Role of IHADLA in Shaping Future Leaders

Andre was born in South Los Angeles in the year 2000. He was a student at Daniel Freeman Elementary when “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) sponsored his 3rd-grade class (Program 16), and he became a Dreamer Scholar. Growing up, he says, “I had a hard time being myself. I always wanted […]

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