The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County serves more than 700 Dreamers Scholars and guests and provides services to over 70 Dreamer Scholar Alumni as they transition to and through post-secondary education.

IHDF has 12 active Dreamer Scholar Classes in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts throughout Boulder County in Longmont, Lafayette, Boulder, and Carbon Valley.

Our 20th class launched at the Diagonal Boulder Partners Housing Site in Boulder in 2018.

We’re always raising funds to serve additional youth. With nearly 17,000 youth in Boulder County qualifying for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program, the need for “I Have A Dream” is greater than ever!

For more information on how you can change a life and become a Dreamer Scholar sponsor, please contact Lori Canova.

Phoenix Class @ Boulder High School

The Phoenix Class launched in 2010 with 60 students in the second grade at Columbine Elementary School in Boulder. These Dreamer Scholars now attend Boulder High School and are on-target to graduate in 2020. They attend programming during a dedicated school-day class period at Boulder High (thanks to our partnership with the Boulder Valley School District) as well as after-school at the Broadway East Community Center.

Cisco Mejias, Program Director Broadway East Community Center // Boulder High School  | 720-564-0819 | francisco.mejias@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Griffin Class @ Centaurus High School

Launched in 2012, the Ryan Class and Eagle Class combined to create the Griffin Class when they entered middle school. These Dreamer Scholars now attend Centaurus High School in Lafayette and will start graduating in 2022. They attend programming during a dedicated school-day class period and after-school programming as they prepare for their post-secondary education.

Mario Martinez, Program Director Centaurus High School  | 720-335-9301 | mario.martinez@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Aspen Class @ Timberline PK-8 School

Launched in 2013, the Aspen Class with 60 students from the Aspen Meadows housing site and Spangler Elementary in Longmont. These youth now attend Timberline PK-8.

Seth Hays, Program Director Timberline PK-8 School | 720-480-4499 | seth.hays@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Rocky Mountain Class @ Trail Ridge Middle School

The Rocky Mountain Class launched in 2014. They are now middle schoolers at Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont.

Olimpia Mejia, Program Director Trail Ridge Middle School | 720-369-3442 | olimpia.mejia@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Oak Class @ Casey Middle School

The Oak Class is serving 64 students. Originally drawing from the Red Oak Housing Community site and Columbine Elementary, these Dreamer Scholars now attend Casey Middle School. This class is the first pilot of the Dream Big Initiative.

Tracy Leffingwell, Program Director Casey Middle School | 720-561-2514 | tracy.leffingwell@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Elk Class @ Kalmia Housing Site

The Elk Class serves 50 students in Boulder Housing Partners’ Housing sites. Their home base is the Kalmia Housing Community Site. These Dreamer Scholars are in upper elementary school.

Jorge Cisneros, Program Director Kalmia Housing Site | 720-295-5541 | jorge.cisneros@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Diagonal Class @ Diagonal Court Housing Site

The Diagonal Class launched in 2018 with 55 Dreamer Scholars. These students live at Boulder Housing Partners’ Diagonal Court and northern housing sites and attend elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District.

Francisco Medina, Program Director Diagonal Court Housing Site | 303-323-5422 | francisco.medina@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Broadway East Class @ Broadway East Housing Site

The Broadway East Class serves 45 students from the Broadway East and northern housing sites from Boulder Housing Partners. These students are currently in Casey Middle School and Boulder High School. This class is a partnership with Boulder Housing Partners and is an outgrowth of the Iris Dreamer Class.

Jeff Bayard, Interim Program Director Broadway East Housing Site | jeff.bayard@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Carbon Valley @ Thunder Valley K–8

The Carbon Valley Class is serving 50 students at Thunder Valley K–8 in Frederick, CO. This is the first and currently only class in Weld County, an intentional expansion within the St. Vrain Valley School District, a long-time partner of “I Have A Dream”. These Dreamer Scholars are now in the fifth grade.

Aurora Santos, Program Director Thunder Valley K-8 | 720-494-3895 aurora.santos@ihaveadreamboulder.org

La Vista Class @ Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School

The La Vista Class is serving 50 students at Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School in Lafayette, CO. This is the first Dreamer Scholar class launched with first graders, and these kids are now in the third grade.

Mario Martinez, Program Director  

Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School  | 720-335-9301 | mario.martinez@ihaveadreamboulder.org

Alicia Class @ Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School

The Alicia Class is serving 35 students at Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School in Lafayette, CO. This is the second Dreamer Scholar class launched with first graders!

Lupita Crespo, Program Director Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School  | 720-491-2181 | lupita.crespo@ihaveadreamboulder.org

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