Crossroads Students Return to 99th Street

Our 3rd grade Dreamers at 99th Street Elementary school get very excited when guests visit, and they were over the top when they heard the students from Crossroads School in Santa Monica were coming back! Approximately twenty students from Crossroads, all from the middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, arrived at 2:00 pm, just […]

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Dream Speakers from Paramount Pictures Visit 6th Grade Dreamers at Daniel Freeman Elementary

This week we were thrilled to welcome four guests from Paramount Pictures to Daniel Freeman Elementary School in Inglewood to discuss their careers with our 6th grade Dreamers.  As part of our Dream Speaker series, Ashley Tucker (Coordinator, Corporate Social Responsibility), Ovette Slaughter-Bormann (VP of Employee Relations Legal Services), Britta Wilson (Sr. VP of Human […]

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Dreamer Spotlight: Mateo Rand

Mateo Rand from Program 16 is a 6th grader at John Thomas Dye School. His flag football team just won its championship in a decisive victory against Laurence School. Mateo and I first met when he was a 4th grader at Daniel Freeman Elementary in Inglewood. I worked in small groups with some of the […]

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IHADLA 25th Anniversary and Watts Program 18 Inauguration

It was a magical celebration, full of laughter and tears. The mayor motivated and inspired, the police chief shared life lessons, and the Superintendent of LAUSD provided words of guidance. Seventy eager smiles behind the podium, however, showed what the day was really about — this day was their day. On September 12th, we at […]

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