“I Have A Dream” Foundation Family:

Americans of all backgrounds and from all walks of life have participated in one of the great institutions of self-determination.  The right to vote has never been given, but rather, has been attained through the hard work and sacrifices of individuals and groups over the course of centuries.

For the last forty years, the “I Have A Dream” Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with young people, families, and communities toward a vision of equitable opportunity for all. In this moment in time, we continue to stand for equality and equity not only in the right to vote, but also in the right to live, the right to dream, and the right to true self-determination.

After the outcome of this momentous election, our work continues. We will continue to work alongside our young people to support them from Kindergarten to Career, helping to unlock the potential that resides within every individual. We will continue to work towards our vision of a more just society, one that provides equitable opportunities and resources to every child. We will continue to work closely with our families, communities, and program partners to ensure that every Dreamer that we support knows that they matter.


The “I Have A Dream” Team

Our Individualized Support

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 nationally.


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

"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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