Daily Camera | 06/08/2018
“I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County’s kicks off its annual summer conference in the Boulder Library’s makerspace.
Longmont Observer | 03/24/2018
The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County, a long-term school dropout prevention and college and career preparation program for low-income youth, is pleased to announce the addition of four new staff members, two of which previously served “I Have A Dream” as Notre Dame AmeriCorps members.
Daily Camera | 02/08/2018
The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is looking for more businesses to support its teen summer internship program.
Longmont Observer | 11/20/2017
(Longmont, CO) — Longmont’s Village at the Peaks is holding free photo sessions with Santa and his elves on select days between Thanksgiving and Christmas; suggested donations will be accepted in support of “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County’s youth!
Daily Camera | 10/22/2017
About a dozen high school students spent the weekend designing and building Little Free Libraries for two Boulder Housing Partners sites in north Boulder.
The students, who are in the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County’s Phoenix class, applied to participate in the paid apprenticeship program at the Boulder Public Library’s makerspace, BLDG 61.
“I was excited to bring these books to anyone who needs them and isn’t close to the library,” said Boulder High sophomore Jeronimo Palacios. “I love how they turned out.”
Daily Camera | 10/08/2017
Jenny is an amazing young lady, talented, hard working and insightful. She’s part of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s Griffin Class.
What do you like about I Have A Dream?
Now that we’re in high school, we have a lot more homework. They give us time to do our homework, and they also help us.
Daily Camera | 07/20/2017
From left, Jacob Rodriguez, Isaac Olarte and Michelle Van Zant (Super Climate Girl), middle school students in the St. Vrain Valley School District, film an infomercial on climate change with help from mentors Aroob Abdelhamid, center, and Jacob Sadow (providing wind) at the UMC building at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Fort Lupton Press | 06/29/2017
For Madeline Nelson, 9, of Firestone, school always has been an academic and social challenge.
“Like kindergarten, first grade, she’d have one friend, and that is it,” said her mother Sara Nelson, 30.
This school year was different for the third-grader.
Daily Camera | 06/22/2017
When Manny Gutierrez thinks about going to college, his thoughts wander to missing his mom’s enchiladas. The 17-year-old Fairview High School senior’s family would only be a few miles away with Gutierrez at the University of Colorado Boulder, but the invisible hurdles of higher academia for low-income families can make the distance seem worlds away.
BizWest | 05/17/2017
Boulder Startup Week is looking to expand beyond high tech, and that effort to broaden its scope was showcased in two community events held at the Boulder Theater Tuesday.
One of those events, Community Night, resulted in $20,000 being divvied up among six Boulder-area nonprofits who pitched how they would use the funding to innovate and impact the community.
Times Call | 04/26/2017
To illustrate the critical role of our volunteers, let’s put it down in numbers. More than 500 youths from low-income backgrounds walk into our classrooms and community centers nearly every day, greeted warmly by our program directors and AmeriCorps members. However, these kids need additional one-on-one support to succeed in school, college and career, and our volunteers become the vital key to maintaining our individualized long-term support.
NPR | 04/12/2017
“NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Juan Martinez, one of the many thousands of students the philanthropist Eugene Lang helped send to college. Lang died over the weekend.”
New York Post | 04/10/2017
“Eugene Lang, who died Saturday at 98, was already a very successful man on the day in June 1981 when he began to change history in a small but powerful way.
Invited to give a sixth-grade graduation speech at his childhood alma mater, PS 121 in East Harlem, he learned on his way to the podium that three-quarters of the children wouldn’t finish high school — and scrapped his prepared ‘banalities’ about hard work.”
Daily Camera | 03/11/2017
Genevieve Spina was passionate about education, but wasn’t sure what her next step should be after graduating from college. The Chicago native looked into alternative programs and landed on the AmeriCorps service program.
She’s now in her second year working with students at Longmont’s Rocky Mountain Elementary School in the “I Have a “Dream” Foundation’s program — and knows she wants to go to graduate school to be a school counselor.
City Line | 03/01/2017
“I Have a Dream” is looking for 73 community members to each mentor a Longmont student served by the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. In addition to working with the Dreamers (students) after school and through a summer program, “I Have a Dream” pairs Dreamers with mentors. The mentor program deepens the support the Dreamers receive and fosters positive relationships between caring adults and program participants.
Daily Camera | 02/08/2017
The 42 first-graders in the new ” I Have a Dream” class at Lafayette’s Sanchez Elementary are ready to take the stage and share their dreams.
The students on Wednesday practiced talking about what they want to be when they grow up, along with going over the “dreamer” pledge, in preparation for Thursday’s dedication ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at Centaurus High School.
Times Call | 01/19/2017
“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is excited to celebrate National Mentor Month this January! Last year, our mentors donated 13,500 hours of support to 140 youths from low-income communities enrolled in “I Have a Dream’s” long-term programming. We are grateful for their support.
Black Enterprise | 03/11/2015
The I Have A Dream Foundation will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Thursday, June 9, with its annual Spirit of the Dream gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
This year’s honorees are philanthropists and education advocates Lauran & Justin Tuck, founders of Tuck’s R.U.S.H. (Read, Understand, Succeed, and Hope) for Literacy; U.S. Diplomat and member of the original 1981 ‘I Have A Dream’ class, Juan Martinez Esq; and the CBS Corp. The gala will be hosted by Bill Whitaker of CBS’s 60 Minutes.