Watts Vertical Garden Project

In February, our Program 18 student Dreamers from Animo James B. Taylor (JBT) Charter School in Watts constructed, assembled, learned about, and planted vertical gardens. Vertical gardens are innovative ways to grow plants, especially if you have no land or a very small yard. With a vertical garden, you can grow up the side of […]

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March is National Reading Awareness Month!

March is National Reading Awareness Month, and the National Education Association (NEA) declared March 2 as Read Across America Day! NEA’s Read Across America is now in its 19th year of providing year-round programs that focus on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Schools and communities throughout the United […]

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Fun Friday Team Building Activities for Kids in Boyle Heights

Our Boyle Heights Program 19 Coordinators, Raquel and Cursta, work with the student Dreamers in the classroom and during the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) after school program Monday through Friday. They assist and guide in the classroom alongside the Sunrise Elementary School teachers and run the entire after school program […]

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LL COOL J, Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Bobby Womack, Gary Peyton and Donovan McNabb to be at Dreamer Dinner

  Event to Benefit Students from Watts and Inglewood Los Angeles, CA –March 3, 2014: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation—Los Angeles (IHADLA) will honor entertainment icon LL COOL J, SVP, Drama Development, ABC Studios, Nne Ebong and attorney Thomas V. Girardi (represented in the film “Erin Brokovich”) with the Foundation’s Dream Keeper Awards at […]

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LMU Basketball Visits Dreamers

The LMU men’s basketball team came out to spend a day with our seventh and eighth graders in Inglewood. Each player was paired with one or two of our Inglewood Dreamers to complete the activity “My Friend.” The players and Dreamers asked each other questions to get to know each other such as: “favorite color, […]

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The Watts Dreamers Take Their First College Field Trip

College field trips are part of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles whole child education. Exposure to places the Dreamers wouldn’t normally see is important for self development. And of course, college field trips begin the students’ journey to high school graduation and the desire to attend an institution of higher learning. […]

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