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CBS Cares

We are excited to announce that the “I Have A Dream” Foundation has been selected to be featured in this year’s CBS Cares campaign. CBS Cares is a national public service campaign that runs from Thanksgiving through early January. As part of the campaign, CBS has produced PSAs about the “I Have A Dream” Foundation that will be aired during prime time in every CBS market across the country, to an estimated audience of 100 million viewers. 

The campaign features celebrities from CBS programs, including Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), LL Cool J (NCIS: LA), Luis Guzmán (Code Black), Téa Leoni (Madam Secretary), Chi McBride (Hawaii Five-0), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) and more.

We look forward to using this tremendous opportunity to provide our Dreamers with more visibility, resources, and access to success and we are honored to be partnering with the entire CBS Cares team. To learn more about the campaign, view the press release, or share our digital content, view our Digital Action Kit

Income and education inequality persists, more must be done, August 19, 2016

The White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit, July 20, 2016

"I Have A Dream" Foundation to Co-Sponsor White House “Beating the Odds” Summit
PR Web, July 19, 2016

Robert Thompson Announced as Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Press Release, July 11, 2016

First Gen, Low-Income Students Head to College
Press Release, June 21, 2016

I Have A Dream Foundation Celebrates 35th Anniversary Gala, June 9, 2016

“I Have A Dream” Foundation Celebrates 35th Anniversary Gala
Press Release, June 2, 2016

Dreamers Go Off to College, April 29, 2016

“I Have A Dream” Foundation Graduating Seniors to Join Michelle Obama for College Signing Day
Press Release, April 25, 2016

Program Profile: I Have a Dream Foundation, February 10, 2016

Des Moines Middle Schooler Helps Promote Super Bowl PSA, February 5, 2016

Cynopsis, February 4, 2016

CBS and "I Have A Dream" Foundation Huddle Up for Super Bowl 50 PSA Campaign
Press Release, February 3, 2016

I Have a Dream Foundation Impacting Schools and Students, January 26, 2016

Realizing A Dream, January 21, 2016

Delivering MLK Day Love with Care Packages, January 20, 2016

Closer Look: Atlanta Dreamers; Andy Griffith; And More, December 25, 2015

Nonprofit helps Metropolitan State expand low-income student capacity, December 23, 2015

Putting the dream of higher education within reach, December 11, 2015

"They knew I had a future...", December 7, 2015

Mayim Bialik, LL Cool J, Tom Selleck Spotlight Education For Low-Income Families, December 3, 2015

CBS supports the “I Have A Dream” Foundation with a holiday-themed initiative, December 3, 2015

The Outgoing Education Secretary Reunites With A Former Student, December 1, 2015

Mayim Bialik and LL Cool J Came Together for This Cause, December 1, 2015

CBS Cares - LL Cool J on Christmas, November 25, 2015

Mayim Bialik on I Have A Dream Foundation (Christmas), November 25, 2015

National Ad Campaign Shines Light on "I Have A Dream"® Foundation Benefitting Economically Disadvantaged Children in Denver, Boulder, November 25, 2015

“I Have A Dream” Foundation And CBS Cares Collaborate On PSA Campaign, November 24, 2015

"I Have a Dream" Foundation and CBS Cares Collaborate on PSA Campaign, November 24, 2015

“I Have a Dream” Foundation recognized by President Obama at White House Event

Donna A. Lawrence, President and CEO of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation proudly joined President Obama at a reception at The White House as he announced 150 Commitments to Action with a collective investment of nearly $340 million which will build on, and accelerate federal, state, and local support for high-quality education for the nation’s Latino community.

Boulder affiliate holds annual Dream Kitchens Tour, April 21, 2015

"I Have A Dream" of Boulder County will hold its annual Dream Kitchens Tour, where participants took a peek into eight kitchens ranging from traditional to modern. Last year the tour drew about 500 participants over two days and raised $12,000 for the organization.

IHDF's CSA program highlighted in 1:1 Fund impact report, April 10, 2015

In 2014, IHDF opened college savings accounts for 193 Dreamers and with pivotal fundraising support from the 1:1 Fund, IHDF NY dramatically increased their fundraising capacity.

Tuesday Nights with IHDF Supporter Channing Dungey
www.huffingtonpost, April 3, 2015

The Huffington Post interviews IHDF supporter, Channing Dungey. Ms. Dungey oversees the development and production of all drama pilots, movies & miniseries for ABC, including "Scandal," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Resurrection," and "Nashville."

"I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County celebrates 25 years at annual breakfast, April 1, 2015

Over 300 sponsors, mentors, AmeriCorps members and donors gathered at "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County's annual breakfast in Longmont, CO, to celebrate the affiliate's 25th anniversary.

IHDF president visits Alturas, Idaho, March 13, 2015

This week, "I Have A Dream" Foundation President & CEO Donna Lawrence visited the two-year-old IHDF program at Alturas Elementary School in Hailey, Idaho. In 2013, the program chose the entire third-grade class at Woodside Elementary School in Hailey to be its Dreamers, promising to help them graduate from high school and provide college tuition assistance.

Senators Coons, Rubio reintroduce bill to help expand access to college for at-risk students, March 10, 2015

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation signed on as a supporter of the American Dream Accounts Act. U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Marco Rubio reintroduced legislation to help low-income and at-risk students access and complete a college education. The American Dream Accounts Act would authorize the Department of Education to award three-year competitive grants to support innovative and comprehensive partnerships that support low-income students in preparation for a college education.

"I Have A Dream Foundation" seeking AmeriCorps recruits, March 10, 2015

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation of Boulder County supports one of the largest AmeriCorps programs in the county with 25 members, and is honoring them this week, AmeriCorps week, with a number of activities.

IHDF volunteer helps at-risk kids succeed in school in Boulder County, March 4, 2015

After 31-years of teaching, Sheila Malcolm began to give her time to the "I Have A Dream Foundation" of Boulder County. "My four grandparents arrived in this country with no papers, no English, and no money. I want to see kids of immigrants succeed in our community, in our culture," said Malcolm. Malcolm has volunteered with the Dreamers every week for more than six years.

Film on Fate of D.C. 'Dreamers' to Premiere at DC Independent Film Fest, February 25, 2015
The world premiere of the documentary "Southeast 67" will be held at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The documentary tracks the lives of 67 Anacostia students who were promised college scholarships in the early '90s by the "I Have A Dream" Foundation. Twenty years after the rising seventh graders - who came to be known as "Dreamers" - were given a leg up, director Betsy Cox found them and told the stories of their lives.

Work Is Success Internship Program Pairs CIHAD Dreamers, Denver Businesses, February 5, 2015

The IHDF-Denver, CO affiliate is again sponsoring its Work is Success Internship Program (WISIP) for high school students. The initiative prepares and places gifted and talented youth in 6-10 week summer internships. This year, 63 high school Dreamers will participate in summer internships with some of Denver's top small businesses, corporations, law and medical offices, higher education institutions, and government agencies.

IHDF-Des Moines Executive Director Among 2015 "Forty Under 40" Honorees, January 22,2015

"I Have A Dream"-Des Moines Executive Director, Emily Westergaard Hamilton, was recently announced as one of The Business Record's "2015 Forty Under 40" honorees. These 40 local leaders will be honored in March for their impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.

Denver Dreamers Join 30,000 in MLK "Marade", January 19, 2015

Rally donates 10 laptops to "I Have A Dream" of Boulder County. Dreamers are using the laptops to complete coursework, projects, and internships as they prepare to enter college. IHAD staff members use the laptops to raise needed funds for programs through grant writing, as well as to recruit, interview, and train tutors and mentors.

Retired Rally Laptops Find New, Happy Homes, January 16, 2015

Rally donates 10 laptops to "I Have A Dream" of Boulder County. Dreamers are using the laptops to complete coursework, projects, and internships as they prepare to enter college. IHAD staff members use the laptops to raise needed funds for programs through grant writing, as well as to recruit, interview, and train tutors and mentors.

Following Through: The Promise Of "I Have A Dream" Foundation, December 17, 2014

Once a "Dreamer" herself, Blanca Machuga now serves as Program Coordinator for students enrolled in the Las Vegas "I Have A Dream" program. Addressing the audience at a recent fundraising event, she noted that the Dreamers seated at the tables will someday be helping other Dreamers. Considering the future, she added, "You could be sitting at a table next to a CEO, an artist, a doctor, lawyer or president."

IHDF mentoring helps students build bright futures, December 7, 2014

"Without the I Have A Dream Foundation, I would not be where I am today," said University of Colorado student Kenny Nguyen, a 20-year-old who is double majoring in political science and communications. "They led me to this point. I'm both honored and proud to be a Dreamer. I can't stress how much they were like a second family to me."

Boulder County nonprofits anticipate increase in holiday giving, November 22, 2014

IHDF-Boulder is hosting three holiday drives this year. It is still seeking donors to help with its Adopt-A-Center and Adopt-A-College Dreamer programs, and has already connected donors with every family that is part of the Adopt-A-Family program.

Social Solutions Global Announces New Clients to Begin Using Efforts to Outcomes Software, November 21, 2014

IHDF-OR has selected the Efforts To Outcomes software platform, offered by Social Solutions, to measure change and tie their services to results.