I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County plants seeds of inspiration

Daily Camera | 06/07/2019

Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette was bustling with students ranging from timid third graders to antsy high schoolers on Friday. They weren’t at school for class, however. The I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County was hosting approximately 250 kids — mostly minority — for a conference meant to empower and inspire the children.

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CU Boulder receives ‘I Have A Dream’ award for hosting interns

CU Boulder Today | 04/30/2019

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County recently recognized the university’s efforts to host precollegiate interns on campus for the past 20 years.

On Feb. 15, CU Boulder received the foundation’s first-ever Building the Dream Internship Host of the Year Award.

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CU Boulder wins recognition for its pre-collegiate internship programs

Colorado Daily | 04/30/2019

The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County earlier this year gave an inaugural award to the University of Colorado Boulder.

The honor, called the Building the Dream Internship Host of the Year Award, recognizes CU Boulder’s work over the past two decades to host pre-collegiate interns on its campus, according to a news release from the university.

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Workforce Boulder County, I Have a Dream Foundation host student career boot camp

BizWest | 04/10/2019

Students from the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County will participate in a two-day career readiness workshop starting Friday at the University of Colorado.

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Boulder Volunteer Gives Back to Her Community Through Mentoring

Points of Life | 03/07/2019

IHDF mentor Juana Gómez receives daily, national Point of Life recognition.

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“I Have A Dream” Foundation kicks off summer programs with daylong conference in Lafayette

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.

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“I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County Welcomes New Staff

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.

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Boulder County ‘I Have a Dream’ recruiting local businesses to meet demand for teen internships

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.

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“Selfies with Santa” at Village at the Peaks to benefit Longmont youth

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!

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High school students build Little Free Libraries for Boulder housing sites

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.”

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Jennifer Peralta, freshman at Centaurus High School

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.

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Watch: St. Vrain Valley students make film on climate change at CU Boulder

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.

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Carbon Valley Dreamers wants volunteers

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.

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Boulder County high schoolers get taste of college through ‘I Have a Dream,’ CU program

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.

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Boulder Startup Week expands beyond tech, benefits nonprofits

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.

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Lori Canova: Volunteers are instrumental to ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation success

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.

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Former Student Remembers Life Of Education Donor Eugene Lang

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.”

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Eugene Lang changed thousands of lives for the better

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.”

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‘I Have a Dream’ program hosts 37 AmeriCorps members

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.

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“I Have a Dream” Seeks Volunteers to Support Students Through College

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.

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