Watts IHADLA Dreamer Scholars Go On A College Prep Trip to Cal State Fullerton (CSUF)

Early exposure to college campuses is a key part of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) program. This early exposure allows our students (whom we call our “Dreamer scholars”) to familiarize themselves with the opportunities and services offered on college campuses and to begin seeing college as a real possibility for […]

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IHADLA Partners with CollegePath LA to Provide Personal Statement Help at College Prep Workshops

One of the college application sections that often makes students stress and fret is the personal statement section. For many students, the personal statement combines the stress of writing with the stress of communicating one’s life story in a limited space. The task of writing the statement can feel overwhelming, so “I Have A Dream” […]

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Watts IHADLA Dreamer scholars Attend College Prep Workshops Hosted by Cash for College

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) believes it’s never too early to begin preparing for college. The road to college graduation is long and difficult, especially for first-generation students and students from low-income neighborhoods. Therefore, we strive to begin college prep early for our students (whom we call our “Dreamer scholars”) […]

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IHADLA Hosts Transition to College Workshops to Promote Parent Engagement

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles seeks to empower and educate entire communities with its programs. While we primarily work directly with our students (whom we call “Dreamer scholars”), we also strive to involve Dreamer scholar parents and families in their children’s education whenever possible. One important period during which parent engagement […]

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IHADLA Hosts National Dream UP University Prep Program at LMU

During the week of July 11th, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) proudly hosted the 15th annual “I Have A Dream” Foundation “Dream UP” (University Prep) Program at LMU (Loyola Marymount University). Over 100 students (“Dreamer scholars”) from 8 states participated in the college immersion program this year, which offered a […]

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Inglewood Summer Program: College Prep Activities and Dream Speaker Lisa Nwoye

This past June, our Inglewood “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles Dreamers, who will be rising 11th and 12th graders this coming school year, participated in a three-week College Readiness Summer Program at Los Angeles Southwest College, where they had the opportunity to participate in workshops, lectures, discussions, and Q&A panels that prepared […]

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A Gift of Education, From First Grade Through High School

[“Thank you!” after hearing that they were the latest batch of students adopted by the I Have a Dream Foundation. The entire first-grade class of Franklin Elementary School in Altadena on Tuesday became the youngest children ever adopted by the organization that has promised them not only tutoring and counseling support until they finish high […]

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P14 Graduation

On Saturday, June 22nd, IHADLA celebrated the graduation of its Dreamers in Program 14. IHADLA “adopted” over 100 first graders at Murchison Elementary School in 2002. The Dreamers went on to attend – and graduate from – Wilson High School, Lincoln High School, and over 30 public and a few private schools throughout Los Angeles. When the Dreamers reunited to celebrate their amazing accomplishment, the emotion in the air was palpable. Almost all of these Dreamers […]

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