About this resource

The Affiliate Playbook contains a vast amount of information about the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, our work, our history, and our impact, and guided steps of forming, funding, and operating an affiliate or program. This is a living electronic guide that will be continuously be updated as we enhance our existing programs and discover innovative ways to serve young people.

If you are in the process of starting a new Affiliate, congratulations on taking the first step to become a part of the movement that has impacted the lives of 20,000 students across the country since 1981. At the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, we believe that the zip code a child is born into should never limit their potential or prevent them from achieving their biggest and boldest dreams. By opening this guide, you are taking the first steps to expand critical academic, social-emotional, and post-secondary scholarship support into your community. 

For those of you who already working in an established Affiliate in the “I Have A Dream” Network, we encourage you to utilize this Playbook to learn more about best practices, find resources to improve your program or ease your workload, and share ideas with your peers around the nation.