“I Have A Dream” Foundation Blog

“I Have A Dream” Foundation Receives Outpouring of Donations in Memory of Nine Year Old Tommaso Cerase

We are humbled to share that the “I Have A Dream” Foundation has received more than $30,000 in donations in memory of Tommaso Cerase. Tommaso was just nine years old when he died in September in a tragic accident during a soccer training camp in Manhattan. Tommy, as he was known to family and friends, […]

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10 Spooky Facts about Education in the U.S.

Students from households that earned less than $35,000 represented just 10% of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2014. Source 97% of low-income students rely on school for internet access, but 40 million students do not have high-speed Internet in school. Source Teacher quality is one of the most significant factors related to student achievement. In […]

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“I Have A Dream” Foundation Receives Grant from Cathay Bank

We are thrilled to announce that the “I Have A Dream” Foundation has received a $7,500 grant from Cathay Bank to fund our general operations. Cathay Bank awards grants to organizations that display leadership and vision, and provide tangible benefits to low- and moderate-income communities. “We want to thank Cathay Bank for recognizing us as a […]

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Welcoming Eugena Oh as President & CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Eugena Oh as President & CEO of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. Eugena will succeed Donna Lawrence, who began as our CEO in 2014. Many of you are familiar with Eugena, who has been part of our team since 2011 and served as the organization’s Chief […]

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New York Dreamer Essence talks “Girl Power” with the U.N. for #DayoftheGirl

Today, International Day of the Girl Child (#DayoftheGirl), is all about ensuring girls all over the world  have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. This is something we at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation truly believe in, as we’ve spent the past 35+ years working towards a world where every child has equal […]

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“I Have A Dream” Foundation Statement on DACA

En Español On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it will end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in six months if Congress does not find a permanent solution. As an organization committed to providing equal access to a future full of opportunity for all children, we believe that DACA “Dreamers,” much like our students, […]

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June 26th Declared Eugene Lang Day in New York City

Today marks the 36th anniversary of our founder Eugene M. Lang’s life changing promise to a class of East Harlem 6th Graders at P.S. 121. And we are thrilled to announce that this day, June 26th, 2017, has been aptly proclaimed Eugene M. Lang Day in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio and […]

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2017 “Spirit of the Dream” Gala a Success!

Over 100 Dreamers in Attendance as “I Have A Dream” Foundation Honors Roger Staubach, the Honorable David N. Dinkins, Elda Sawyer, and Founder Eugene M. Lang The “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s 2017 “Spirit of the Dream” gala our most successful gala to date! It was a thrilling evening attended by over 100 Dreamers in […]

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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 in the Commercial Campaign category. The national public service campaign, which consisted of PSAs featuring celebrities of CBS programs like Téa Leoni, LL Cool J, Mayim Bialik, and Tom […]

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From the White House to the Quad: College life & lessons learned from the “Beating the Odds” Summit

My name is Chelsea Bueno. I am 18 years old, born and raised in Queens, New York and have been part of the Ravenswood II program of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation since I was in the third grade. I just began my freshman year at Manhattanville College. A few months ago, I attended […]

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