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

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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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The Watts Dreamers Take Their First College Field Trip

College field trips are part of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles whole child education. Exposure to places the Dreamers wouldn’t normally see is important for self development. And of course, college field trips begin the students’ journey to high school graduation and the desire to attend an institution of higher learning. […]

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Dream Builders Giving Back To Their Community

One of the many activities IHADLA’s young professionals, also known as the Dream Builders, undertake are the Service Days to beautify our schools. The photo on the left shows Dreamers clearing a grown-over sandbox to prep it for a new vegetable garden. On the right, Dream Builder Christa Demeke leads a paint crew of Dreamers […]

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Spirit of the Dream: Teshana Henderson

Our very own Teshana D. Henderson, L.C.S.W., was awarded with the prestigious “Spirit of the Dream” Alumni Award at the 31st Annual “I Have a Dream” National Foundation Spirit of the Dream Spring Gala in New York. Teshana is an alumna of Program 3 in Los Angeles, sponsored in 1987; she graduated 19 years ago. […]

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