Where Does the Money Go?
“I Have a Dream” Foundation has committed to $3,000 per year for a 4-year degree for all of our Dreamers, totaling $12,000 per Dreamer. We not only encourage its completion but are committed to help our Dreamers break the cycle of poverty by ensuring they enter a university or Accredited Trade School that will aid them in a career. Thus, allowing them to be proud and productive citizens. Some of the Dreamers from the Class of 2020 are either completing undergraduate degrees, or post-graduate degrees, and we still offer them scholarships for studies that will provide them with real careers.
Summer School (5 Weeks)
6 teachers’ Salaries
3 reading coaches salaries
School supplies and materials
During the school year, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation employs qualified teachers to support our Dreamers in their academic, enrichment, and social emotional needs. The foundation also has a 5 week summer academy and again hires qualified teachers for academics and enrichment. As we are an after school program, we also have a need for supplies for our Dreamers year round.
Jonas Severe and Nicole Taylor have developed personal relationships with the Dreamers and their families and assist them with academic and personal issues or any challenges they may face. They remain in constant contact through home visits and parent meetings. They contribute to the development and maintenance of after school programs, weekend and summer activities aimed at maintaining the Dreamers academic and social needs. They are in constant search for useful resources of community institutions, the school system, public agencies and local businesses for the benefit of the “I Have a Dream” program.