Who We Are

Vision

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s vision is for all children to have an opportunity to earn a college degree and fully capitalize on their talents, aspirations, and dreams of fulfilling careers and productive global citizenship.

Mission

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation provides long-term support to children and youth living in under-resourced communities to achieve their full potential, by promoting from an early age, values of higher education and career success, with opportunity guaranteed through financial resources, and other services.


The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college. By helping Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow.

Our long-term comprehensive approach, driven by the goal of college success, has inspired our Dreamers to overcome extraordinary challenges. Dreamers have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, social workers, entrepreneurs and more. At many of our sites, we have doubled or tripled the local high school graduation and college participation rates. We have deep knowledge of what it takes to get students to college and we are committed to investing in innovations that will further empower Dreamers to break the cycle poverty.

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