What We Do

"I Have A Dream" Foundation works with students in under-resourced public schools or housing projects. We offer these "Dreamers" a comprehensive suite of services from early elementary school all the way through high school. After high school graduation, each Dreamer receives guaranteed tuition assistance for higher education as well as continued support on their college journey.

Our programs:

We offer services in 6 critical outcomes areas

 

Common Program Elements

Tutoring
Tutoring
Volunteers recruited from across the community provide one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, and math X
Summer Programming
Summer Programming
Our summer programs prevent “summer melt” by keeping Dreamers engaged academically and exposing them to enrichment activities in preparation for the coming school year X
College Prep
College Prep
Our dedicated staff prepare Dreamers for college through academic and social skill-building, campus visits, and activities designed to promote a college mindset X
Career Awareness
Career Awareness
Dreamers learn about potential career fields through job shadows, internships, and a variety of career-focused activities X
Counseling
Counseling
We provide individual counseling to Dreamers, often employing social workers to help students face difficult challenges X
Parent Involvement
Parent Involvement
We collaborate with parents, working together to place Dreamers on the path to success X
Social & Cultural Enrichment
Social & Cultural Enrichment
Our programs broaden Dreamers’ horizons by exposing them to new experiences and giving them opportunities to explore personal interests and talents in areas such as art, music, and martial arts X
Mentoring
Mentoring
Staff members, professionals, and community leaders serve as mentors to Dreamers, providing guidance throughout their educational journey X
Service Learning
Service Learning
We integrate meaningful community service with comprehensive curricula in order to foster a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility X