Volunteers and Mentors Needed!

With the new school year underway, we’re currently looking for both volunteers and mentors who are able to assist us in molding the lives of our Dreamer Scholars. We’re currently looking for both volunteers and mentors in the office and within our programs. If you’re enthusiastic about guiding a student from an underserved community into […]

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Dreamer Scholars garden with LA Urban Farms!

Board Member Vanessa Frank introduced us to LA Urban Farms, and thanks to this introduction, they recently came out to Program 20, our newest program at Frank D. Parent Elementary School in Inglewood, to show the Dreamer Scholars how to care for their two vertical gardens. LA Urban Farms was founded in Los Angeles by […]

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Regina King Selects IHADLA

We are thrilled to announce that IHADLA was selected by Regina King as her charity of choice for Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon, where she was honored. She was interviewed by Variety ahead of the event, where she expressed the following sentiment in this excerpt from the piece: ““You’re never supposed to stop dreaming,” she says. […]

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Program 20’s Inauguration

The inauguration event at Frank D. Parent Elementary school on 10/4 was a success! Pictured above are our new Dreamer Scholars with Program Coordinators Chaznae Walker and Georgina Cortinas and Senior Director of Programs Janell Lewis. The event started with Principal Gregory and Superintendent Dr. Melendez addressing the Dreamer Scholars and their family members. IHADLA […]

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Thank you Donors!

As summer has come to an end we’d like to thank our donors for their generous contributions to our Back to School Drive! Our donors have gathered over 3,000 school supplies including over 150 backpacks, 485 pencils, and 347 notebooks, just to name a few items. These donations will benefit Programs 17, 18, 19, and 20; […]

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New IHADLA Class Announced

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our 20th program, in which we will be supporting 60 students at Frank D. Parent School in Inglewood. We need your help to ensure that we are able to offer our newest students the same in-depth and comprehensive support we have been providing to under-served youth […]

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Living and Learning at the New York Times School

Taylor Austin, one of our Inglewood students, was selected to attend the two-week NYC Summer Academy at The School of The New York Times in New York, New York. Not only did she get to experience the Big Apple from Lincoln Center to Times Square, but she learned from award-winning New York Times journalists, writers, editors, […]

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Bringing Science to Life with the David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation

Since 2016, the David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation has partnered with IHAD-LA to bring hands-on/minds-on science activities to the students in Boyle Heights during the summer. The Science Explorers program engages students with exhilarating, high-interest explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas of study. The students continue to explore biology (human, insects, plants), […]

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IHADLA Seniors Create THE DREAM SHOW!

Thank you to the amazing teaching staff and administration at Campbell Hall for allowing our IHADLA Inglewood Seniors to participate in this multi-week television workshop. For their final project, they produced an episode of a television talk-show. A special thank you to IHADLA Board members Darryl and Vanessa Frank for introducing our students to the […]

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From School to Space with Northrop Grumman

On the evening of May 15, IHADLA’s CEO and Executive Director, Pamela Miller, had the privilege of addressing 50 members of the Northrop Grumman Management Club.  The club was extremely generous as they hosted us at the event and allowed us to share our mission with the group.  We were also able to hear from […]

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