About "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County
Since 1990, the award-winning "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County has assisted 1,000 children from low-income areas in achieving their education and career goals by providing long-term personal and academic support, tutoring, mentoring and four-year tuition-assistance scholarships to each graduating student. The program follows the national model established in New York in 1981 by founder Eugene Lang. The organization sponsors entire groups of students from elementary schools, or from low-income housing sites, and works with these children and their families through high school graduation and into post-high school education. "I Have a Dream" Boulder County has doubled expected graduation rates for those in its program and has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to date. Currently, there are ten active "I Have a Dream" classes in Boulder County, in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and Frederick.