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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Janell Lewis Appointed Executive Director of IHADLA

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles (IHADLA) is thrilled to announce that Janell Lewis has assumed the role of Executive Director. Janell most recently led the organization as Interim Executive Director. Janell is exceptionally qualified to lead IHADLA. Having joined the organization seven years ago, she was Director of Programs for six years, and […]

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IHADLA Hosts 2021 Dream Big STEAM Event Virtually Over Two Days

Each year, IHADLA partners with a community or private organization to host our Dreamer Scholars to a “Dream Big” STEAM-focused event. The event includes interactive workshops in technology, engineering, science, math, and the arts, to expose our students and ignite their enthusiasm for STEAM programs and careers. This year’s IHADLA Dream Big STEAM event was […]

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Dream Big Gala 2021

The Dream Big Gala, a virtual celebration, will be held on Sunday, May 23, at 5:00 pm. The Dream Big Gala is our way of adapting our former “Dreamer Dinner” live event to a new virtual format. The gala is our biggest event of the year that raises the critical funding needed to facilitate our […]

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IHADLA Announces New Interim Executive Director, Janell Lewis!

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles (IHADLA) Board of Directors announced today to the community that Senior Director of Programs, Janell Lewis, has been appointed the organization’s new Interim Executive Director, following Pamela Miller’s recent departure. The organization is very grateful to Pamela Miller, who has been at the helm of IHADLA for over […]

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IHADLA Junior Board Hosts Diversity in the Workplace Event for College Dreamer Scholars 

  The “I Have a Dream” Foundation—Los Angeles (IHADLA), in partnership with our Junior Board, recently hosted a Diversity in the Workplace event for our College level Dreamer Scholars. This was an hour-long virtual event that featured a panel of five professionals in a variety of industries who participated in an open discussion about how […]

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IHADLA’s 2020 Summer Programming Kicks Off!

Over the course of the last three months, since the beginning of the unprecedented spread of Covid-19 and its subsequent impacts on the daily lives of all Angelenos, our approximately 500 Dreamer Scholars and their families have faced tremendous challenges. Many of our kids’ parents are losing or have already lost their jobs. Some of […]

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What Mentoring Means to Us – Honoring the Mentors of IHADLA

  At the “I Have a Dream” Foundation—Los Angeles (IHADLA), we know that mentoring is a powerful force in the lives of our students (Dreamer Scholars). Mentors serve as a consistent and trustworthy adult role model in addition to Dreamer Scholars’ parents and expose them to a variety of positive, new experiences they wouldn’t have […]

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Volunteers and Mentors Needed!

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Dreamer Scholars garden with LA Urban Farms!

LA Urban Farms was founded in Los Angeles by a group of individuals who are passionate about sustainability, the health of people and our planet, and local/ organic/ nutrient dense/ delicious foods. Their state-or-the-art vertical patented technology is an ideal solution for farming in urban settings. Their vertical gardens use 90% less land and 90% […]

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