Thank you for your support to I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles!

It was May 7th. But you can still add a charitable donation here

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About I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles

“I Have A Dream” Foundation was founded in 1981 by New York businessman Eugene Lang, who was speaking to students at his middle school alma mater in Harlem when he was told that 75% of the students would drop out before graduating from high school. This figure alarmed him so much that he offered to pay the college tuition of every student who graduated – this started the “I Have a Dream” Foundation.

The Los Angeles affiliate, “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA), became the second chapter founded after New York. IHADLA has proudly provided 28 years of direct service to more than 1,000 at-risk children and has also provided services for their parents, siblings, and communities in Los Angeles County.

IHADLA works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by sponsoring entire third grades in an elementary school in underserved communities, working with students for ten plus consecutive years through high school graduation and into college. All of our sponsored students, who we call “Dreamers,” are provided a free, comprehensive, year-round, in-school and after-school program that prepares them for success in higher education. Upon completion of high school, each student is offered an $8,000 scholarship to be used towards college or other post-secondary education.

IHADLA currently has four active programs, comprised of our newest class of 65 third graders at Sunrise Elementary School in Boyle Heights (Program 19); 70 sixth graders in Watts (Program 18), majority of them attend 99th Street Elementary School; and 120 ninth and tenth graders in Inglewood (Programs 16 & 17). In addition to these four active programs, IHADLA also offers continued support, in the form of scholarships, to 100 recent high school graduates from East Los Angeles. The overall goal of IHADLA is to provide whole community services for existing cohorts while supporting a new group approximately every other year.

Special thanks to Rick’s Tavern on Main for your enthusiastic support for I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles.

We very much appreciated the dedicated space and the discounts for our attendees. You rock!

Ricks patio exterior night by Linda Sherman 700

Ricks patio bottles by Linda Sherman 700

Pub Crawl exit sign Ricks Patio by LS 700

Pub Crawl Ricks Patio group shot 700

Pub Crawl Ricks Patio having fun by LS 700

Ricks with Emily and Daniel WM 700

Main Street Santa Monica Charity Pub Crawl to Benefit IHADLA
Join the “I Have a Dream” Foundation (IHADLA) Junior Board in celebration of a great cause! Have some fun as you participate in a pub crawl that includes trivia games and raffles to benefit IHADLA. Enjoy the company of people who care about the future of our Los Angeles communities.

Saturday, May 7
2pm to 7pm

Starts at Finn McCool’s
2702 Main Street (at the corner of Hill)
Santa Monica, California 90405
All five bars are on Main Street.

Main Street Santa Monica Charity Pub Crawl for IHADLA
Thank you to Main Street Santa Monica (except for Lula’s which we shot). This image is structured to pass Facebook’s 20% text rule for getting into the newsfeed.

If you are looking for great weekend Los Angeles events, look no further.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door to benefit the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles
Beverages and food purchased during the pub crawl are separate expenses

Your advance payment can be transferred to a friend if you are unable to make it.

If you will be out of town this date but would like to make a donation to support IHADLA, we have provided a spot for you to do that on our RSVP form.

If you’d like to share our Main Street Santa Monica Pub Crawl on Twitter, we’ve created a for this page: or of course the direct link to our site is nice and short For images to share, you can download the flyer and collage from our Facebook Page post of this event or re-share from our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.