IHADLA Graduates Beat High School Drop Out Rates and Become Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

Graduating high school valedictorian and salutatorian, these students come from communities where the high school drop out rate is high. Breaking the cycle of poverty, this past weekend, three of our Inglewood student Dreamers were presented with extremely prestigious honors. Due to their hard work, C’mone Garrett, Amari Smith, and Janice Synagogue are graduating valedictorian, […]

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May the Merriness Go Round

The End of Year Celebration for the Watts Dreamers was the first event that I attended as an intern with IHADLA. I was able to meet the third graders for the first time as they celebrated the completion of their first year with IHADLA at Griffith Park. The event started at ten in the morning, […]

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Redondo Beach Elks Lodge Donation of 70 Student Dictionaries

We learned that the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge #1378 has been involved in the dictionary program for more than 10 years. During that time, approximately 15,000 student dictionaries have been distributed in elementary schools, primarily to 3rd graders. We jumped at the chance for our Watts Dreamers to be the recipients of their next donation. […]

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SHARE, Inc. Awards $20,000 Grant to The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles

Funding will Help Support Dreamer Mentorship Programs Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) is thrilled to announce that SHARE, Inc. has awarded the organization a $20,000 grant to support its Mentoring Programs. The mentoring program is a fundamental piece of IHADLA’s core programming, and […]

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Prom Dress Day Featured on ABC7 News

DATELINE, SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH: The KABC truck just arrived at El Sereno Middle School (where our high school seniors have their base camp) to cover our Prom Dress Day! Please set your DVRs for Channel 7 KABC news at 5pm or 6pm today! The KABC news actually begins at 4pm, but the camera man said […]

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7th Grade Dreamer Essay: Thank You

We decided to have a contest to determine who would represent Programs 16 & 17 during this year’s Dreamer Brunch, which was held March 3rd. Our 6th and 7th grade Dreamers were asked to write a few paragraphs about what I HAVE A DREAM means to them.  Our second winning essay was written by Amber Brown, a 7th grader at Century Community Charter […]

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6th Grade Dreamer Essay: Awesome I Have a Dream

We decided to have a contest to determine who would represent Programs 16 & 17 during this year’s Dreamer Brunch, which was held March 3rd. Our 6th and 7th grade Dreamers were asked to write a few paragraphs about what I HAVE A DREAM means to them.  Our first winning essay was written by Amari Smith, a […]

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Third Grade Dreamers in Watts Receive Donation of Backpacks and School Supplies from Local Businessman

Our third grade Dreamers in Watts recently received a generous donation of backpacks and school supplies from a new supporter of the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles.  Mike Perrin, owner of Valley Photo Shop in North Hollywood, received a call from a manager of a local Costco who was looking to donate […]

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