“I Have a Dream” Oregon


To change the way people think about education by listening to the community, connecting Dreamer students and families with support, and opening the door to opportunity. I Have a Dream leverages the resources of more than 60 public, nonprofit and business partners around students in the nation’s first “Dreamer school.”

Bottom Line for Portland

More than 750 DSP students are being served, with more than 300 being mentored. More than 300 students stayed at Dreamer school Alder Elementary through housing assistance efforts involving 135 families, and I Have a Dream has launched the first free Montessori preschools in a public school.

“I Have a Dream [is] kind of like having a second family. IHD embodied and tattooed the idea of attending college in my mind. IHD has always kept me on track toward a career and motivated me to become something more.” —Abdi, Class 10 Dreamer

Business Partners

Tillamook Cheese, Stella Taco, Sock It to Me!

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