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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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 event started with Principal Gregory and Superintendent Dr. Melendez addressing the Dreamer Scholars and their family members. IHADLA CEO and Executive Director Pamela Miller then welcomed the students into our program. Robert Pullen-Miles from Assemblywoman Autumn Burke’s office (District 62) spoke and presented IHADLA with a certificate of recognition for our dedication to our […]

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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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