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

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, 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

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 […]

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Jennifer Peralta, freshman at Centaurus High School

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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‘I Have a Dream’ program hosts 37 AmeriCorps members

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 […]

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