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 20,000 Dreamers in over 200 programs nationally.

Our Individualized Support

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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