Volunteer Juana Gómez
Honored for Her Service
“I Have A Dream” volunteer mentor and board member Juana G ó mez was honored in March with a Daily Point of Light Award from Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, which was established in 1989 by President George H. W. Bush. Juana has been a volunteer with “I Have A Dream” since 2016!

Congratulations, Juana! Thank you for your commitment to your mentee and to all of our Dreamer Scholars!
Dream-Maker Breakfast
Supports Hopes and Dreams
After being postponed due to the bomb cyclone in March, the annual Dream-Maker Breakfast in Longmont went off without a hitch on April 4th.

Guests heard from Dreamer Scholar alumna Berenise Corchado about how "I Have A Dream" is still helping her work toward her dreams as she pursues a degree in business. Dreamer Scholar parent Eddie Cordero Sr. shared his dreams for his children in our program and how important our collaboration with their family is to their shared goals. Notre Dame AmeriCorps member Jeff Oliver, a retired educator, serves with Dreamer Scholars day-in and day-out, and his dream for each and every one of them is ours too that they are empowered to make their own dreams come true.

At the Breakfast, generous donors came together to support our Dreamer Scholars in the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder Valley School Districts. Since we do not charge tuition or fees for any of our programming, this support and partnership makes our work possible. Thank you!

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Dreamer Scholar Spring Break Trips Create Lasting Memories

10th- and 11th-grade Dreamer Scholars in our Griffin Class located in Lafayette took a two-day trip to Alamosa over Spring Break, visiting Adams State University and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! At Adams State, students learned how the university celebrates and empowers cultural inclusivity. They also were treated to a planetarium show of the film Tales of the Maya Skies , visited the CASA House, and learned about the College Assistance Migrant Program.
5th-grade Dreamer Scholars in our Carbon Valley Class located in Frederick took an overnight Spring Break trip to Dillon and had a great time. Students split into boys- and girls-only groups and discussed issues like self-esteem and positivity toward others, as part of their socio-emotional learning curriculum. When one student was being picked up by his mom after the trip, he asked, “When will we have our next overnight?” Afterwards, parents texted Aurora Santos, the Program Director, and told her the kids had so much fun.
Dreamer Scholar Alumna Spotlight:
Berenise Corchado
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am sophomore at Metropolitan State University in Denver, majoring in International Business. I am originally from the Longmont area, and the first person from my family to attend college.

Q: How did “I Have A Dream” help on your journey?
When I turned 15, “I Have A Dream” connected me to my first paid internship at CU Boulder. Working in a professional setting gave me the experience and skills that I continue to build on. My second internship was serving as a teacher assistant for the Rocky Mountain “I Have A Dream” Class, being an inspiration and resource for younger Dreamer Scholars.

Q: What are you studying now and why?
About two years ago, our family realized a dream and applied for a loan in order to get our very first home. This is just one of the reasons I decided to get a degree in business. I now get excited to figure out why our monthly escrow was higher than the month before, and to have conversations with my dad about why we should invest more in the principal.
Q: We’re glad you’re part of the IHDF family! Is there anything else you’d like to share?
IHDF has been there for me through thick and thin. Program Director Francisco Mejias, has become like an uncle to me. He made sure that all us Dreamer Scholars were always on the road to success.

When I see my fellow Dreamer Scholars, some who are studying to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, counselors, and more, all I can think is, Wow, we made it .
Uncorking the Potential of Students

Our annual Cork Pull event is back! Join our Emerging Leaders Board on Saturday, April 27 from 7-9 PM at Egg Strategy for an evening soiree with wine, networking, and fun! Learn more about how we get kids to and through college and find out how you can get involved.

Relax with friends or plan a date night. Tickets are $45 for individuals and $80 for two (couples or friends). Admission includes light appetizers, an open bar, and dessert. Corks are sold separately.
Woman in shorts swinging a golf club with the mountains in the background

Register now for our 17th Annual Golf Tournament , held again this year at Omni Interlocken Resort on Monday, July 22.

Don't wait!

This tournament WILL sell out!
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"I Have A Dream"?
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