"Spirit of the Dream" Gala A Success!
On June 6th, we were able to honor Roger Staubach, the Honorable David N. Dinkins, Dreamer Alum Elda Sawyer, and pay tribute to our founder, Eugene M. Lang, all while raising funds to support the next generation of Dreamers. Hear more about our gala and how you can help us continue to make college dreams reality.Learn More
This FREE curriculum for grades 1-8 teaches students the skills they need to be active participants in their health care through experiential learning that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.Learn More
CBS Cares Campaign Wins Communicator Award of Excellence!
We are thrilled to announce that last year’s CBS Cares campaign featuring the “I Have A Dream” Foundation has received a 2017 Communicator Award of Excellence.Learn More
Educate. Empower. Achieve.
At the "I Have A Dream" Foundation, we provide individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people from low-income 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 young people ("Dreamers") in over 200 programs nationally.
3xDreamers are over 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their low-income peers.
90%90% of Dreamers graduate High School, compared to 74% of low-income students nationally.
$1MCollege graduates earn, on average, an additional $1 Million in lifetime earnings.
Our Individualized Support
Don’t just take our word for it. Hear it from Dreamers.
“Every child has the resources to achieve their dreams!”
“An unbridled potential and opportunity for all to live meaningful, fulfilling, joyful lives.”
“A world where every child's light shines.”