We are thrilled to announce that IHADLA was selected by Regina King as her charity of choice for Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon, where she was honored.
She was interviewed by Variety ahead of the event, where she expressed the following sentiment in this excerpt from the piece:
““You’re never supposed to stop dreaming,” she says. “Right now, I’m an actress, producer, director, not always in that order, but we’ll sit down five years from now and my title might have another hyphen in it.”
Given King’s sheer force of will, the odds couldn’t be more clearly in her favor. It’s been more than 30 years since she made her Hollywood debut on the NBC sitcom “227,” and she’s barely stopped working since. “I learned how to be a professional and the importance of positive self-representation at a very early age,” she says.
That’s why she’s made it a priority to work with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, which provides academic and financial aid to help children from low-income communities pursue higher education.
“I am doing what God meant for us all to do,” says King, whose efforts include serving as a public advocate for the charity and also actively fundraising. “You have to put your money where your mouth is. If you believe in the future, it starts with fertilizing those babies, those seeds.””
To watch the full video of Regina King’s speech at the Power of Women event, click here.
Watch Regina King’s interview on the Today Show here.
It’s such an honor to be chosen by Regina King and to have her spread our message of helping children from underserved communities in Los Angeles, her hometown, to further their success in school by providing academic, emotional, and experiential support. We’d love to continue our tremendous success, and you can help us too. Make a tax-deductible donation today!