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 1st grade 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.

The Numbers

3x

Dreamers 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.

$1M

College graduates 
earn, on average, 
an additional $1 Million 
in lifetime earnings.

Our Individualized Support

Don’t just take our word for it.

"Serving as a Notre Dame AmeriCorps member for 'I Have A Dream' has been the perfect experience."

- Hansen Millison (2015- 2017)

"They inspire me to be the best I can be: in my personal life and in my work life."

- Genevieve Spina (2015- 2017)

"When I grow up, I want to be a teacher because teachers help kids to learn and keep them safe."

- Gabby, Second Grade

"These young people are talented and motivated and will benefit whatever office is fortunate enough to host them in an internship."

- Stan Garnett, Former Boulder County District Attorney

"Every student deserves a cheerleader - someone who believes in their capabilities and a bright future."

- Molly Griffith, Volunteer

  • “I am grateful there are so many other volunteers out there willing to sacrifice for and guide these students. If I can help keep them safe in the vehicles they travel to and from programs in, I guess I get to contribute to their success in a modest way.”

    Janice Cochran

  • "I love the work of 'I Have A Dream' because the organization's philosophy recognizes that change takes time, and supporting kids and their families through all grades and all stages of development and growth are key to allowing children to become happy, successful, and confident."

    Megan Foskett

  • "I was drawn to 'I Have A Dream' because of the deep history of helping underprivileged students find opportunity and success in school. The unique approach to the program, which follows students throughout most of their school lives, has been successful in building positive relationships and engaging students and their families into the school communities."

    Jason Giguere

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