I Have a Dream Foundation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from I Have A Dream Foundation)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I Have a Dream
Formation1981
Legal statusNon Governmental Organisation
PurposeProjects that motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring and enrichment, along with tuition assistance for higher education.[1]
Region served
New Zealand, US
Founder
Eugene Lang
WebsiteI have a dream

The I Have a Dream Foundation (IHAD) is a charitable trust that was founded in 1981 by businessman Eugene Lang.[2] Its aim is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term programme of mentoring, tutoring and enrichment, along with tuition assistance for higher education.[2] This organization aims to lessen high school drop out rate by providing educational opportunities, recreational programmes, social support and financial resources that they might otherwise be denied.[1]

History[edit]

In 1981, Eugene Lang began the first "I Have a Dream" Project for students at Public School No. 121 in East Harlem, New York City a school he had attended 50 years earlier.[2][3] In 2003, Scott and Mary Gilmour start the first "I Have a Dream" project outside of the US Scott learned about IHAD while living in Portland, Oregon, for 15 years in the 1980s and 1990s, and carried the dream when he returned home. The IHAD Charitable Trust began with a Year 4 class at Wesley Primary School, a Decile 1 school in Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Philanthropy in Action" (PDF). Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "History". ihaveadreamfoundation.org. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Mentoring Programmes Local (New Zealand)". Retrieved 21 March 2013.

External links[edit]