A Blog By Amber Brown, 6th Grade Dreamer from Inglewood

On Friday, October 29, 2012, the program 16 and program 17 Inglewood Dreamers of “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles went on a college field trip. The name of the college was the University of Santa Barbara. I really enjoyed it and learned so much from the experience. During the college tour we […]

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IHADLA 25th Anniversary and Watts Program 18 Inauguration

It was a magical celebration, full of laughter and tears. The mayor motivated and inspired, the police chief shared life lessons, and the Superintendent of LAUSD provided words of guidance. Seventy eager smiles behind the podium, however, showed what the day was really about — this day was their day. On September 12th, we at […]

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From At Risk Youth to Productive Community Member

A Promise Kept I met Jumad four years ago. It was a sunny day in Los Angeles, and I was playing college tour guide at my alma mater, USC, to a great group of high school Dreamers. I had already become a mentor with IHADLA to a young girl who was still in middle school […]

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What It Takes To Be a Lawyer

Sabrina Strong, Robert Broadbelt, and Esteban Rodriguez are all attorneys who come from very different backgrounds. However, they have one thing in common: their desire to help people. When they visited the Dreamers of Program 16 in Inglewood, they spoke of the importance of chasing your dream and not letting anything stop you. Our students […]

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Meeting the Family: An Intern’s Look Inside the Dream

For the first time last Thursday, I was able to experience the family that is the I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles. As we stepped out of the car and walked across the basketball courts at 99th Street Elementary School, we were greeted by shouts of “Miss Katy! Miss Katy!” Two little girls ran […]

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California Dreamers featured on eurweb.com

http://www.eurweb.com/2012/10/california-dreamers/

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What’s Up at IHADLA?

Check out what the “I Have a Dream” Foundation- Los Angeles has been up to this school year. We celebrated 25 years and our 3rd grade Dreamers were able to visit USC. Our Dreamers have heard from actress, Annie Potts; Mitch Glickman from the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra; and attorney, Sabrina Strong (among others). It’s been […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest, and, of course, The “Party Rock Shuffle” With Guests Rodney Gordy and Larry BufordAnother Successful Installment of the Dream Speaker Series

Katy Garretson, executive director of the foundation, introduced Rodney Gordy and Larry Buford by reading their impressive biographies. Larry started off the presentation by first engaging the Dreamers in memories of his childhood and of how he became a writer. Larry writes human interest news articles for various local newspapers and online publications and is […]

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25th Anniversary Celebration and Watts Dreamer Class Inauguration

“I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) is extremely pleased to introduce its new Dreamers, the third graders of 99th Street Elementary in Watts! Today we celebrate their true commencement – the beginning of their journey to college and beyond. IHADLA looks forward to a wonderful ten-year+ journey with our new Dreamers, as […]

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Dreamer Jason Valdez

Jason Valdez seems like the average teenager. He’s a student at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School, goes to class, and is on the football team. But what makes Jason different is that he’s a Dreamer. Now a senior in high school, Jason has been with IHADLA for over 10 years. He’s a part of […]

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