Educate. Empower. Achieve.
At the "I Have A Dream" Foundation, we provide individualized social, emotional, and academic support to young people from low-income communities from kindergarten all the way through college, along with guaranteed tuition support. We believe that when given equal access to the resources they need to succeed, all children can ignite their innate potential and achieve their dreams.
3xDreamers are over 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their low-income peers.
90%90% of IHDF-NY Dreamers graduate High School, compared to 66% of peer groups in NYC.
$1MCollege graduates earn, on average, an additional $1 Million in lifetime earnings.
Our Individualized Support
Don’t just take our word for it. Hear it from our Dreamers.
"Philanthropy is very important because those who have a lot have an implied duty to share with those who didn't"
Eugene Lang, I Have A Dream Foundation - Founder
"Being involved with The "I Have a Dream" Foundation has been a very rewarding experience for me, probably the most rewarding thing that I have done with my life."
Jeff Gural, I Have a Dream Foundation NY - Chairman of the Board
"While we maintain a focus promoting academic success, our ultimate goal is to work with families, schools and partners to develop well-rounded, resilient young people who can think critically, express themselves appropriately and make good life decisions."
Thierry Cazeau, I Have a Dream NY - Former Executive Director