To Dream; To Empower; To Achieve
Sponsor Scott Parlee, co-founded the San Francisco IHAD chapter and recruited his friends and colleagues in the Bay Area, Khira Griscavage, Carter Montague and Tanya Capuano to join him on the board.
Together, they submitted a proposal to the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and secured a $3.4 million commitment over a 14-year period to create and finance I Have a Dream – San Francisco.
IHAD-SF was established in an effort to ensure that local youth could acquire the life skills necessary to obtain a higher education, realize their full potential, and help improve their communities. It did this by partnering with the families, children, staff and the local community to provide enrichment programs and financial and academic support.
The Dreamers are a group of 62 young adults primarily from San Francisco’s Mission District. They represent diverse backgrounds – 75% Latino, 15% African American, 10% Southeast Asian. 75% of the Dreamers grew up speaking a language other than English at home and 77% qualified for free or reduced fee lunch programs throughout their school aged years. 80% of San Francisco’s Dreamers earned their High School degree, and 86% of these high school graduates are currently enrolled in a four-year university, a two-year community college or a post secondary vocational training program. Over 75% of the Dreamers were the first in their family to graduate high school and 92% are the first in their family to attend college.
The information above can be found on the official website of “I Have A Dream” – San Francisco. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.ihad-sf.org