Dreamer Essence talks “Girl Power” with the U.N. for #DayoftheGirl
5th grade Dreamer Essence from “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York had a special opportunity to visit the United Nations to take part in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) video shoot for International Day of the Girl Child (#DayoftheGirl).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.”