Dreamer Scholar Spotlight: Evelin Villa

Evelin Villa is a Dreamer Scholar who graduated from high school last year and is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley. Barboza writes about her experience as a Dreamer and how IHADLA helped her through it: “The land of opportunity.” What is it? Who gets to be part of it? The land of opportunity is […]

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Dreamer Scholar Spotlight: Jazmyn Davis

Jazmyn Davis, a Dreamer Scholar from Program 16 located in Inglewood (and now a Dreamer Alumna), graduated last year from high school. Davis is now a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. When asked about the impact IHADLA has had on her and her family, Davis said, “The I Have a Dream Foundation has not […]

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Dreamer Spotlight: Elda Sawyer

“I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles Dreamer alumni are often inspired not only to succeed for themselves but to give back to others in their Los Angeles community. Elda Vallecillos Sawyer represents that type of accomplishment and generosity. On June 6th at the national “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s Annual Spring Gala in […]

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A Story of the True Power of Perseverance: Yasmin

“I will never stop trying to get my family out of our marginalized community.” These were the words spoken by Yasmin, the mother of our 7th grade Dreamer Elijah. Her story is one of incredible perseverance, resilience, and taking each day one at a time.   Her efforts to succeed amidst a series of traumatic […]

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Dreamer Spotlight: Jazmyn Davis

How our Dreamer Spotlight works: In our stories, you will hear mention of Hollywood and sports celebrities and their generous support for “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA). But IHADLA’s real celebrities are our students (“Dreamers”). In our whole-child continuing support system, we get to know each student well. Their individual stories […]

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Dreamer Spotlight: Chinyere Osuigwe

We at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) are proud of all our students (“Dreamers”). Each quarter, we spotlight a student from one of our programs through our “Dreamer Spotlight” feature. Here, we will feature a Dreamer’s story about how IHADLA has impacted his or her life. Inglewood Disadvantaged Youth Achieves […]

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