A key value the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) instills in our students (whom we call “Dreamer scholars”) is giving back to the community. Our Dreamer scholars know the importance of helping those in need, so in response to the current national disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey, our 8th grade Watts Dreamer scholars and staff pulled their time and resources together to create handmade blankets for the residents of Houston and surrounding areas who were affected by the hurricane. They worked tirelessly to complete this project, and they finished over 25 blankets in just a few days! In addition, Dreamer scholar parents and parents of other students at Animo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School in Watts contributed various much-needed supplies, such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, clothing, and canned food.
Donations were dropped off at the LA Chargers’ Food and Supply Drive, located at VONS on Sunset Blvd., where they collected contributions to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Thanks also to support from Alexander’s Mobility Services and Dingman Group.
We are so proud of our staff and Dreamer scholars for their dedication to community service!
Video with Joey Bosa of the LA Chargers thanking IHADLA Watts Program Coordinators Lupe Camberos and Kylia Lewis.