Historical Press Highlights

Colorado "I Have A Dream" at the center of Hillary Clinton's CGI Conference speech 
www.denverpost.com, June 24, 2014 

Clinton tells the story of Oscar, a Dreamer alumnus and college graduate who now oversees manufacturing operations at a Denver printing company. "We want to do for other young people in Denver and across America what Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation and Intertech did for Oscar: give them the opportunity to lift themselves up and pursue their God-given potential."  Click here for the full speech. 

Alder Elementary in east Portland poised to launch 'I Have a Dream' School 
OregonLive.com, September 2, 2011  

This fall marks the beginning of the first full "Dreamer" year for the K-5 school on Portland's eastern edge.

Duncan Wins Praise at Confirmation Hearing
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, January 14, 2009 


Arne Duncan describes his experience and successes with "I Have A Dream", at his Senate confirmation hearing to be the nation's Secretary of Education. View the excerpted transcript.

Schools Chief From Chicago Is Cabinet Pick
The New York Times, December 15, 2008 


President-elect Barack Obama names Chicago schools superintendent Arne Duncan as his choice for U.S. Secretary of Education. Duncan is a former Executive Director for Chicago's "I Have A Dream" Ariel program. 

Children Who Live in Public Housing Suffer in School, Study Says
The New York Times, November 23, 2008 


The New York Times describes a recent study by New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy which documented the lower academic performance of students living in New York City public housing. The report recommends policymakers learn from and coordinate with programs like "I Have A Dream" that provide "critical support for disadvantaged youth in public schools" (Page 7)

I Have A Dream: College Tuition
CBS 60 Minutes, May 23, 2004
 

60 Minutes followed-up on the "I Have A Dream" Foundation from the time it first broke the story nationally in 1986

One Man's Gift: College for 52 in Harlem
The New York Times, October 15, 1985 

This is the first story published about founder Eugene M. Lang's promise to the graduating class of sixth graders at P.S. Harlem in 1981.