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 our volunteers become the vital key to maintaining our individualized long-term support.