In Solidarity with the Black Community | En solidaridad con la comunidad Negra

“I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County stands in solidarity with Black communities everywhere. “I Have A Dream” denounces racism and oppressive systems wherever they exist. No person’s life should be cut short or stifled, especially because of the color of their skin.
Black Lives Matter
As an organization, we will strive to contribute to safety and a sense of belonging in our community. We are working to become more educated, and to examine our own practices, so we can be part of the solution.
We have witnessed the acts of racism and the systemic oppression that unjustly impact Dreamer Scholars of color on a daily basis. To “I Have A Dream” Dreamer Scholars and families, we are here to support you and advocate for you always, especially during these trying times.
In Solidarity,
The Staff and Board of Directors of “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.” 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RACISM IN NORTH AMERICA:
(Links’ content in English only)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture—Talking About Race . An online portal to help families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
Talking to Kids about Racial Violence . Advice on how to speak with children about racial violence and book recommendations .
Showing Up for Racial Justice . How to learn and lean into allyship.
Black Visions Collective. A Black, trans, & queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression & violence & shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.

La Fundación “I Have A Dream” del condado de Boulder se solidariza con todas las comunidades negras. “I Have A Dream” repudia el racismo y los sistemas de opresión donde quiera que existan. La vida de ninguna persona debe verse interrumpida o extinguida principalmente a causa del color de su piel.
Las Vidas Negras Importan
Como organización, nos esforzaremos en contribuir con la seguridad y el sentido de pertenencia en nuestra comunidad. Estamos trabajando para estar mejor educados y examinar nuestras propias prácticas para ser parte de la solución.
Hemos sido testigos de actos de racismo y de opresión sistémica que injusta y diariamente impactan a nuestros alumnos de color Dreamer Scholars. A todos los Dreamer Scholars y familias de “I Have A Dream”, estamos aquí para apoyarlos y abogar por todos siempre, especialmente durante estos tiempos difíciles.
En solidaridad,
El personal y la Junta Directiva de la Fundación “I Have A Dream” del condado de Boulder
“Al final, no recordaremos las palabras de nuestros enemigos,
sino el silencio de nuestros amigos”.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL RACISMO EN NORTEAMÉRICA:
Colorín Colorado!
https://www.colorincolorado.org/talking-about-racism-and-violence-students-resources-educators

ESPAÑOL Black Lives Matter para niños GRATIS ACTIVIDAD DIGITAL
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESPANOL-Black-Lives-Matter-para-ninos-GRATIS-ACTIVIDAD-DIGITAL-5639787?fbclid=IwAR20ULmgzr-9U0aljTDW76XjNr-ZbfLqj8HHuDv4A2iukus7WiBLosb2Uyg

10 consejos para enseñar y hablar con los niños sobre la raza

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/teaching-and-talking-to-kids?fbclid=IwAR1x1gyyi1irxIcToo1D3FCWvpDVNy8TiKQl_OmyFWnDBt2pClb6JYk9His

Guía para iniciar diálogo sobre anti-negritud (Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/ziannay/posts/3030666600354741

Una línea de tiempo incompleta de racismo, vigilancia y resistencia en los Estados Unidos

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gbgVpksu3X152UPq_rrvIoPzqh9ATCfL/view?fbclid=IwAR1u1-0w7BTcYOEsANwdTSW2BHYVI9rOf0M5-VjRerSkxccYEzxib8wO4dM

Que Decir
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z6rsdCjivnA0TEyzS3fbl44QRJzxM0Eb6LwIqahOvWw/edit?fbclid=IwAR0VjveeWlrEeXugxK1Hw5iJAx37JYH1Z_2a3uGqtfRHneAaFXKSYp2o3rk

Recursos sobre el racismo y anti-negro/anti-negritud en Latinoamericano  en español Por Dash Harris para Radio Caña Negra
https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/16Vq-HQAYYvlIcXuaVsfLUwTS92N5DimM9DfZsfuZ1so/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1bSYGLqB5ZEjZ_6jSDDDDBsvxL1XQARTF9w2Hz496A1H0mAXYJuXPve4Y

Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el racismo
https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism?lang=es&fbclid=IwAR0tapx0RoahIVcdbt0m60jgZ5F2YwvyHeDmtgjcTw5fCattQioPG3k19H0
¿Cómo hablo con mi familia sobre lo que está pasando con #BLACKLIVESMATTER? (Instagram slides)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA6KpSnAjce/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


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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