"It exposed me to a world that I had no idea existed." -ANTHONY RON,
"Life changing and altering in the best way possible." -CONSTANCE LOPEZ,
"Without this support, I may never have attempted to continue on in school." -MARIA MOYA,


Transforming lives by getting Dreamers to and through postsecondary education.

Our Work in Action

Our 35th Anniversary Gala Video

In 1986, a profile on 60 Minutes launched the "I Have A Dream" Foundation into the spotlight and sparked nationwide expansion. In the 30 years that followed, we have gone on to serve over 17,000 Dreamers, and currently serve Dreamers from kindergarten through postsecondary in 16 cities in the United States and New Zealand. Our 35th Anniversary Gala on June 9, 2016 brought our work full circle as the night was hosted by Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes. This video, introduced during our gala, shares the work we have done so far and the incredible need that persists in low-income communities.

View our Interactive Timeline

In celebration of our 35th Anniversary, we've gone through our archives to review the past 35 years—and envision the future.

We have sifted through and digitized 35 years of photos, press clippings, and video footage to bring you on a journey that started with Eugene M. Lang's life-changing speech to the 6th grade class of P.S. 121 in 1981. Since then, we have served over 17,000 Dreamers in almost 200 programs. As our founder Eugene M. Lang once said, "Nothing you do will ever go to waste. The ripple effects can be beyond imagination." See the impact for yourself.

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