2017 “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles Holiday Toy Drive

The holiday season is a very important time for the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA). As our students (whom we affectionately refer to as our “Dreamers”) begin their winter breaks from school, we strive to help them and their families have the most joyous and festive holiday season possible. This year, […]

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We Salute Our Male Mentors on Fathers Day

Our male mentors mean so much to the disadvantaged Los Angeles boys that they mentor. These men generously commit to support their mentees. They take them to places they wouldn’t normally get to go. In the life of a boy from a tough neighborhood, this man becomes much like a dad. In the case of […]

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Volunteer Los Angeles Opportunities

April is National Volunteer Month. What better way to give back to the Los Angeles community than to become involved with the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA)! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities with at-risk youth. There are different commitment levels if you are interested in becoming involved with the […]

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A Helping Hand from Le Lycée

Le Lycée Francais is a wonderful school, and the staff and students there have huge, giving hearts! The staff and students graciously chose IHADLA for their annual Holiday Toy Drive, where the Le Lycée students were given the opportunity to help other kids in Los Angeles. We at IHADLA could not be more appreciative of […]

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Summer Internships Making a Difference

Many thanks to our summer interns! Our amazing summer interns took on administrative and organizational tasks in our executive office. Through CSU Long Beach’s internship program, IHADLA had the opportunity to work with undergraduates interested in organizational management and human development in a non-profit setting. We were also delighted to have two alumni from IHADLA’s […]

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Mentoring Works

We are so grateful to our mentors. A mentor makes a huge difference in the life of a child. Mentoring works! In this National Mentoring Month, we honor a few of our mentors. Paola for Her Mentor Rachel Griffin It was my 11 birthday when “I Have a Dream” introduced to me the person that […]

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Mentoring and Tutoring with Original Dreamer

A girl was sitting in the auditorium of P.S. 121 at her sixth grade graduation when Mr. Eugene Lang came into her life and promised that he would help with tuition assistance for every “Dreamer” who made it to college. At that point, she was a struggling student wishing to do so much better in […]

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