Our Work

Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. We support children (“Dreamers”) in their journey to graduate from college by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in post-secondary opportunities and provide tuition support to remove financial barriers. By helping our Dreamers gain access to college, we are putting them on a different academic and life trajectory, while having a broader impact on the students' families and the generations that follow.

We provide academic and social-emotional support to Dreamers, equipping them with the confidence and life skills needed to pursue their most ambitious dreams.

Mission

Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation provides long-term support to children and youth living in under-resourced communities to achieve their full potential, by promoting from an early age, values of higher education and career success, with opportunity guaranteed through financial resources, and other services.

Vision

Our dream is a world where every child has equal access to educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

Our Individualized Support

Academic Success

Dreamers have the academic supports needed to excel from kindergarten through college.

Support Networks

Dreamers have consistent and long-term relationships that support their college and career aspirations and have access to social capital resources such as mentors and potential employers.

Social & Emotional Life Skills

Dreamers build self-awareness, develop agency, cultivate a growth mindset, develop resilience or grit and raise expectations for themselves.

Financial Literacy & Resources

Dreamers receive financial literacy education and college tuition support to ensure that their financial circumstances are not barriers to entering college and obtaining a college degree.

Career Readiness

Dreamers graduate from their post secondary programs with the skills necessary to successfully transition into the workforce and make meaningful professional contributions to society.

Health & Wellness

Dreamers learn to advocate for and to be active participants in their health care and have access to critical supports needed to manage trauma and/or personal circumstances that could affect their ability to pursue college dreams.

Family Supports

The CIHAD Family Academy is designed to support Dreamers and their families by providing year-round supports that address our families' well-being.

Civic Engagement

Dreamers understand the importance of community engagement and have opportunities for service learning.