Our Spirit of the Dream Virtual Gala was held on Thursday, July 23rd and was a great success thanks to all of those who were able to join us!  From all of us at "I Have A Dream" Foundation, thank you for your generosity and support of our 2020 Spirit of the Dream Virtual Gala!

You can still enjoy our 30-minute program by clicking the image below. We are still accepting donations and hope you will be inspired to make a gift if you haven't already. With school openings in question, health systems stretched, and resources limited, the work we do to serve the country's most vulnerable children and their families is more important now than ever.

Thank you!

Eugena Oh

President & CEO


Educate. Empower. Achieve.

At the "I Have A Dream" Foundation, we provide individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people ("Dreamers") from under-resourced communities from kindergarten all the way through college, along with guaranteed tuition support. We believe that when given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams. Since "I Have A Dream" was founded by Eugene Lang in 1981, we have served nearly 18,000 Dreamers in over 200 programs nationally. 

The Numbers


Dreamers are over
 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree 
than their low-income peers.


90% of Dreamers 
graduate High School,
 compared to 74% of 
low-income students 


College graduates 
earn, on average, 
an additional $1 Million 
in lifetime earnings.

Our Individualized Support

"My dream is to be a librarian or an artist."

- Eduardo, Third Grade, Denver

"When I grow up, I want to be a teacher because teachers help kids to learn and keep them safe."

- Gabby, Second Grade, Los Angeles

"I hope I can work at the hospital."

- Amirah, First Grade, Boulder

"I want to become a scientist and help discover ways for people in other countries to get clean water and clean air.”

- Pacifique, Fourth Grade, Des Moines

  • “Children are seen as full of possibilities”


  • “An unbridled potential and opportunity for all to live meaningful, fulfilling, joyful lives.”


  • “A world where every child's light shines.”


What is your dream for a brighter future?

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