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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New IHADLA Class Announced

The students of Program 20, like all of our students, come from an under-resourced community: 21% of the population lives below the poverty level. 74% of Frank D. Parents’ students qualify for free or reduced meals. 68% of the school’s students did not meet state testing standards for English. 85% did not meet state standards […]

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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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