Conducting a Needs Assessment

When assessing the value of an “I Have A Dream” Affiliate or Program in a particular community, it’s important to conduct a local needs assessment and market analysis to determine the best location. 

Must meet IHDF’s Dreamer Scholar selection / recruiting criteria (groups of 60 or more young people from under resourced communities and in first grade or younger.)  

Assessing Community Resources

When assessing whether a community is a good fit for an “I Have A Dream” Program, it’s helpful to conduct a general survey of potential community partners. This process will help identify where there are gaps in community services that an “I Have A Dream” program might be able to fill, and where available community programs—from shared spaces, like YMCAs or Boys & Girls Clubs, to programming, such as tutoring or after school programs—may be able to provide support or augmentation to IHDF’s programming and help ensure its success. 

Programming & Partnerships Checklist

School Data Form