Holiday Party for a Cause

The education charity “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) Holiday Party for a Cause, sponsored by our Board of Directors, and graciously hosted once again by Laurie Zaks and Jeff Horn was held on December 3rd. Our Board of Directors and their celebrity friends and colleagues were joined by our donor supporters […]

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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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Sequoia National Park Outdoor Enrichment

Once a year, I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) takes Dreamers on an outdoor enrichment trip to Sequoia National Park. IHADLA’s Sequoia field trip is an important element in the continuing whole-child education for our student Dreamers. Dreamers are able to explore nature, discuss science, and participate in team-building exercises. For many, […]

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LA Rams Select IHADLA Watts Volunteer Dance Coach for LA Rams Cheerleaders Team

The LA Rams select their cheerleaders team members based on more than just appearance and agile movement. The LA Rams want cheerleaders who are involved with their communities. Community service and outreach are deciding factors. This is the story of coach Aubrey at Que Rico Dance Company and her tryout to join the LA Rams […]

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Boyle Heights Enrichment Activities Including STEM with Cal Tech Volunteers

Our third-grade Dreamers in Boyle Heights have been participating in many enrichment activities these past months, including STEM with Cal Tech volunteers. When we last checked in with Program 19, the Dreamers were enjoying their Fun Fridays during our after-school program. Since then, program coordinators (Raquel and Cursta) and program assistants (Mayra, Josh, and Michel’le) […]

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Northern California College Tours

How it Works: We provide our Dreamers the opportunity to go on two college tours per year. These college visits start as early as third grade and continue throughout middle and high school. College field trips help our Dreamers actualize the idea of going to college by exposing them to different campuses, majors, and fields. […]

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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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Watts Vertical Garden Project

In February, our Program 18 student Dreamers from Animo James B. Taylor (JBT) Charter School in Watts constructed, assembled, learned about, and planted vertical gardens. Vertical gardens are innovative ways to grow plants, especially if you have no land or a very small yard. With a vertical garden, you can grow up the side of […]

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