"It exposed me to a world that I had no idea existed." -ANTHONY RON,
  CHELSEA 1
"Life changing and altering in the best way possible." -CONSTANCE LOPEZ,
  OREGON CLASS 3
"Without this support, I may never have attempted to continue on in school." -MARIA MOYA,
  BROADWAY DREAMER

WHAT WE DO


Transforming lives by getting Dreamers to and through postsecondary education.

Our Work in Action

Our 35th Anniversary Gala Video

In 1986, a profile on 60 Minutes launched the "I Have A Dream" Foundation into the spotlight and sparked nationwide expansion. In the 30 years that followed, we have gone on to serve over 17,000 Dreamers, and currently serve Dreamers from kindergarten through postsecondary in 16 cities in the United States and New Zealand. Our 35th Anniversary Gala on June 9, 2016 brought our work full circle as the night was hosted by Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes. This video, introduced during our gala, shares the work we have done so far and the incredible need that persists in low-income communities.
Mr. Lang with Dreamers

Honoring the Legacy of Eugene M. Lang

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our founder Eugene M. Lang (Mr. Lang to us), on April 8 at the age of 98. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. Mr. Lang made Dreamers out of all of us, and we are honored to be carrying on his tremendous vision and legacy. What began as a promise of college tuition to a class of East Harlem 6th graders in 1981 sparked a national movement, with 18,000 Dreamers and counting making their way to and through college. We owe the work we do every day to Mr. Lang, and our work will not be complete until every child has an equal opportunity to succeed in school, college, and career.

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