The I Have A Dream Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow. Our long-term, comprehensive approach, driven by the goal of college matriculation, has inspired our Dreamers to overcome extraordinary challenges. While only 50% of students in low-income communities are expected to finish high school and only one out of seven will graduate from college, many of our Dreamers have gone on to become teachers, social workers, secretaries, scholar-athletes, lawyers, and more. In many of our sites, we have doubled or tripled the local high school graduation and college enrollment rates. We are in the process of developing an ambitious new plan for the I Have A Dream Foundation, to significantly increase our impact on students and communities across the nation, with the goal of at least doubling the number of Dreamers on the pathway to college at any given time.
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Local sponsors and individual donations
The I Have A Dream Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits
By helping their Dreamers gain access to college, the I Have a Dream Foundation is putting its Dreamers on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
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