Start A Program

Over the course of our 35+ year history, the “I Have a Dream Foundation” has impacted over 18,000 young people (Dreamers) from communities around the country and world. But our work is not done! As we approach our 40th anniversary we see a tremendous opportunity and need for our program in more cities. There are a number of benefits to starting a program in your city.

For young people our program provides a unique long-term approach that will support students every step of the way from elementary school through college.
Communities that have had a “I Have a Dream” program have also benefitted immensely. Beyond just having community service programs and volunteer opportunities, we have seen that having an “I Have a Dream” program has helped many communities come together to create a longstanding network of support that not only supports the Dreamers but other young people in the community.

If you are interested in starting an “I Have a Dream” program in your city as a financial supporter, Board Member, Executive Director, or Program Director please read the steps below and contact us for more information.

The Process

Step 1

Initial Application

Step 2

Viability Review

Step 3

National Growth Committee Review

Step 4

Site Visit

Step 5

Launch Planning

Step 5


Step 5


Where we are & where we're going

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