Our Work

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. We empower children (“Dreamers”) in under-served communities to graduate from high school by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the postsecondary path of their choice, along with guaranteed tuition support to remove financial barriers. Dreamers are not only empowered to choose the academic and life trajectory most fulfilling for them, their success has a broader impact on their families and the generations that follow.

IHDF works with Dreamers after school, on the weekends, and over the summer for over ten years, developing long-term relationships with Dreamers and their families. We provide academic and social emotional support to Dreamers, equipping them with the confidence and life skills needed to pursue their most ambitious dreams.


The “I Have A Dream” Foundation's mission is to empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.


Our dream is a world where every child has equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

Our Individualized Support

Our Core Components

  • Long-Term: Consistent support from no later than third grade through college completion.
  • Individualized: Outcome-driven, grade level appropriate services & programming.
  • Community Focus: Opportunities for service learning.
  • Need Based: Focus on students from low-income communities.
  • Inclusive: Including all students in a class, grade, or school, regardless of ability or performance.
  • Mentorship: Consistent relationship with a supportive adult.
  • Family engagement, regardless of language barriers.
  • Guaranteed tuition support for college.

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