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.