Our Work

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. We empower children (“Dreamers”) in under-resourced communities to graduate from college by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in postsecondary school, along with tuition support to remove financial barriers. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow.

IHDF works with Dreamers after school, on the weekends, and over the summer for over ten years, developing long-term relationships with Dreamers and their families. We provide academic and socio-emotional support to Dreamers, equipping them with the confidence and life skills needed to pursue their most ambitious dreams.


The “I Have A Dream” Foundation's mission is to empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary tuition assistance.


Our dream is a world where every child has equal access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

IHDF's Program Pillars

Our Core Components

The entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, Mr. Eugene M. Lang, lives in all our programs. “I Have A Dream” programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of our Dreamers and their communities. However, eight core components define all “I Have A Dream” programs.

  • Long-Term Engagement
  • Individualized Programming
  • Community-Focused
  • Need-Based
  • Inclusive
  • Mentorship
  • Family Engagement
  • Post-Secondary Scholarships and Support

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