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We are currently enrolling youth in grades 3-8 at Westwood Opportunity Center and Z Place Opportunity Center.
Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation is a long-term partner to youth. We believe that through a deep, sustained commitment to youth and their families, our community can thrive, and our work together can be a key catalyst in fighting systemic oppression.
We travel side-by-side with the same group of youth and their families as they navigate education and life, offering academic, social, and emotional support as they learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.
No one should take this journey alone. When we fulfill our promises, anything is possible.
Our graduates are over 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than peers in their communities.
90% of our youth graduate high school, compared to 74% of youth from marginalized communities nationally.
College graduates earn, on average, an additional $1 million in lifetime earnings.
Our Youth in Action
"Being a Dreamer means that I have a chance to choose my future rather then my background and ethnicity choosing it for me."
Chasel, Records-Rainaldi of 2018
“Helping to sponsor Ruby Hill is a great fit for the Rotary Club of Denver Southeast because it is an opportunity to provide both financial and hands-on support. This allows us to involve a lot of our members. In addition, with a five-year commitment, we will be able to watch the children grow up and benefit from our efforts.”
Doug Andrews, Denver Southeast Rotary Club
When we adopted a class, we didn’t anticipate how much the experience would enrich our lives. It was a privilege to play a role in supporting the Dreamers as they navigated the challenges of their school years. We were so excited to see the young adults that the Dreamers have become when they graduated from the program last year. We owe much of their success to our dedicated CIHAD Program Coordinator Dusty Teng.
Martha Records and Richard Rainaldi, Records-Rainaldi Class of 2018