“I Have A Dream” Foundation Blog

MLK Day of Service 2024

Our 6th and 7th-grade Dreamer Scholars were invited by The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Community Engagement offices to attend a Day of Service called “I Have a Dream in STEM.” Our students enjoyed engaging in a Q&A panel and some exciting hands-on healthcare workshops led by medical professionals from various backgrounds. Dreamer […]

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Dreamer Scholars take a trip to Catalina Island!

Thanks to the Boy Scouts of America sponsorship and an anonymous donor, our excited Dreamer Scholars had the experience of a lifetime at Catalina Island last year. This trip took place near the scenic area of Two Harbors. Our students were all smiles as they participated in several endless first-time activities. These ranged from snorkeling […]

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Dream Big Gala 2023

The Dream Big Gala, an in-person celebration, will be held on Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 pm. The Dream Big Gala is our biggest event of the year that raises the critical funding needed to facilitate our comprehensive programming, including academic support, social and emotional development, college and career readiness, one-on-one mentoring, individualized case management, […]

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IHADLA Celebrates 2022 MLK Day of Service

In celebration of the 2022 MLK Day of Service, our Dreamer Scholars participated in various age-appropriate virtual activities throughout the day. Our 4th and 5th graders from Inglewood participated in two different activities. Some made greeting cards for kids with critical health conditions sent to Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK). This internationally recognized charitable organization spreads hope, […]

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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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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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