Since 1988, Colorado ” I Have A Dream” Foundation has provided wrap-around supports to Dreamers and their families in Denver Metro Area. To date, CIHAD has provided supports to over 1,100 students and their families.
51% of students in U.S. public schools—that’s 25 million—come from under-resourced communities.
Only 9% of students from under-resourced communities earn a Bachelor’s degree—compared to 77% of their peers from high-income communities.
While the college graduation rate for students from high-income communities has nearly doubled in the past 40 years, the graduation rate for students from under-resourced communities has stagnated.
Most Dreamers are the first in their families to graduate college—86% do not have a parent or guardian with a 4-year degree.
CIHAD has served over 1,160 Dreamers since 1988.
The majority of Dreamers come from low-income families, with 86% qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
Dreamers are 3x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than their low-income peers.
College graduates earn, on average, an additional $1 million in lifetime earnings.
Don’t just take our word for it…hear it from Dreamers!
“Through my involvement in Colorado I Have A Dream…I am finding myself. I am learning what it means to be mature, what it means to set an example in your household and in your community.” Advice to other students – “Stay involved and do something today that your future self would thank you for.”
- Abdul, Weill Class of 2018