Our Team

The IHDF-NY program team is supported by the National “I Have A Dream” Foundation.

Dajae Gilliard

Assistant Program Director - East Harlem

Bronx, NY, Temple University- MA African American Studies

“As an I Have a Dream Foundation alumna, I am proud to serve as an example of possibility for my Dreamers. Making the decision to return as a team member illustrates the life-long impact the program has on those who participate in the program. I am delighted to continue this tradition of exposing youth to outlets that encourage them to be their greatest self.”

Karlisle Honore

Director of College Success

Long Island, New York, Hunter College – BA in Urban Affairs

“My time at the I Have a Dream Foundation has been both an experience and an education.”

Treston Lambert

Program Director - Chelsea

Queens, NY, Baruch College- BA in Public Affairs

“The greatness of “I Have a Dream” is the opportunity it provides for students to grow and develop along with the program staff and volunteers. The long lasting relationship between the Dreamers and program staff allows for the evolution from an after school program to the creation of a family within each cohort.”

Joy McBride

Program Coordinator - East Harlem

Bronx, NY, Canisius College – Bachelor of Science

“Be the change you want to see.”

Terrence Stokes

Program Director - Chelsea

New York, NY, Johnson and Wales University – AA in Sociology & BA in Marketing

“I want my Dreamers to be positive, happy, and successful members of the community.”

Tristan Wilson

Program Director - East Harlem

New York, NY, Mercy College – BA in Psychology

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
-Malcolm X