Start A Program

Over the course of our 35+ year history, the “I Have a Dream Foundation” has impacted over 18,000 young people (Dreamers) from communities around the country and world. But our work is not done! As we approach our 40th anniversary we see a tremendous opportunity and need for our program in more cities. There are a number of benefits to starting a program in your city.

For young people our program provides a unique long-term approach that will support students every step of the way from elementary school through college. Communities that have had a “I Have a Dream” program have also benefited immensely. Beyond just having community service programs and volunteer opportunities, we have seen that having an “I Have a Dream” program has helped many communities come together to create a longstanding network of support that not only supports the Dreamers but other young people in the community.

If you are interested in starting an “I Have a Dream” program in New York City or you are interested in learning more about the organization and the Board of Directors please read the steps below and contact mwright@ihaveadreamny.org for more information.

The Process

Step 1

Initial Application

Step 2

Viability Review

Step 3

National Growth Committee Review

Step 4

Site Visit

Step 5

Launch Planning

Step 5

Approval

Step 5

Launch