March is National Reading Awareness Month!

March is National Reading Awareness Month, and the National Education Association (NEA) declared March 2 as Read Across America Day! NEA’s Read Across America is now in its 19th year of providing year-round programs that focus on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Schools and communities throughout the United […]

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Fun Friday Team Building Activities for Kids in Boyle Heights

Our Boyle Heights Program 19 Coordinators, Raquel and Cursta, work with the student Dreamers in the classroom and during the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) after school program Monday through Friday. They assist and guide in the classroom alongside the Sunrise Elementary School teachers and run the entire after school program […]

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Student Superheroes Giving Back

When our Program 18 student Dreamer superheroes from Watts were in third grade, some of the Dreamers had a teacher named Mrs. Jones. During this time, IHADLA partnered with Girls on the Run (GOTR), which had served as a magnificent confidence builder for our female Dreamers and continues to do so to this day! Mrs. […]

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Ice Skating Cultural Enrichment

Every year we take our student Dreamers on an all-program cultural enrichment ice skating field trip where they get to interact with fellow Dreamers from different programs while enjoying a day of fun on the ice. This is part of our whole-child education and support program. Ninth and 10th graders from Program 16/17 in Inglewood, […]

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Hire a Scrapper

HR Director Regina Hartley’s moving TED Talk about the hiring process explains why it is important to give a chance to the candidate who had to struggle to overcome obstacles in life by interviewing them. Her explanation of her own history as a scrapper will capture you. Most importantly you will see why candidates with […]

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Our Dreamers Dream BIG with STEAM!

Every year the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles gives all of our student Dreamers the opportunity to meet one another, share stories, work together, partake in STEAM/ STEM activities, and have fun during the Dream Big Event. Dreaming big is no small feat for these young, eager students, as they strive to attend […]

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Cuento de Luz Donates Beautifully Illustrated Books to IHADLA

Our third grade student Dreamers in Boyle Heights (Program 19) were thrilled to receive beautiful books from Cuento de Luz. Social engagement is important to Cuento de Luz. All of the books they create allow our IHADLA Dreamers to use their imagination while at the same time learning about diversity, the importance of education and looking after […]

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Watts Summer Program

Program 18 Dreamers from Watts enjoyed their annual summer program. The Watts Summer Program supports our Dreamer’s transition from 99St. Elementary to Animo James B. Taylor Middle School. We held the summer program at 99th St. Elementary for four weeks (June 8- July 2). Monday through Thursday academic curriculum was taught, along with enrichment activities. […]

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