Since 1996, Boulder Housing Partners (formerly City of Boulder Housing Authority), has been a partner with "I Have a Dream." Two classes of Dreamers have been adopted from four of their public housing sites. Boulder Housing Partners provides program space in a three-bedroom apartment that's been converted to a "community center" just for the Broadway Class staff and program.
The Boulder Valley School District provides program space at Columbine Elementary School for the Phoenix Class, at Casey Middle School for the Iris Class and at Centaurus High School for the Pioneer and Sanchez Class.
St. Vrain Valley School District
The St. Vrain Valley School Disctrict provides program space at Skyline High School for the Columbine Class and at Niwot High School for the Casa Class.
The University of Colorado hosts an annual Dreamer Day on campus and provides paid summer internships to Dreamers. In addition to acquiring job skills and learning what it takes to be a college student, both of these programs enable Dreamers to gain familiarity with the college campus and develop a sense that college is a real possibility for them. CU also helps recruit students as tutors and mentors, provides use of facilities, and offers access to academic and cultural events. The CU Pre-Collegiate Program is offering our student's the opportunity to participate in their workshops, covering ACT/SAT preparation, etc. "I Have a Dream" was selected to be a pilot site for a college preparation partnership with the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC). NACAC provided a three-day college camp at CU for "I Have a Dream" students.
Alexander Dawson School is a coeducational college preparatory day school for grades K-12 in Lafayette, Colorado. It used to be that traditional college preparatory schools prepared their students for college. With the prediction that 60 percent of students will someday live and/or work abroad, Dawson now prepares them for the world that they will inherit as adults. The connection between the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County and Alexander Dawson School started in 2001 when Dawson students made PenPals with the Dreamers at the dual-language school in Lafayette (Pioneer) in order to practice their Spanish. Later that year, the same Dreamers participated in a Book Feast with the Dawson students. By the 2005-06 school year, Dawson had a full scholarship in place for a Dreamer student. Today, the school has six Dreamers attending on scholarship.
The Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps is a valued partner helping secure AmeriCorps members to serve as program coordinators at the six "I Have a Dream" learning sites across Boulder County, as volunteer coordinators at the "I Have a Dream" central office, and as program coordinators at partnering organizations (YWCA, Boulder Prep, Thorne Nature Experience, & CU Public Achievement). More information about NDMVA can be found on their website or in our AmeriCorps section.
The National Junior Tennis & Learning programming provides free tennis and educational programming for our Dreamers in Lafayette, Longmont and Boulder. Dreamers play tennis once per week in the fall and spring and twice per week in the summers. Support from the NJTL also funds private tutoring and other educational programming.
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, a division of the Department of Higher Education, provides funding to support "I Have a Dream's" Foundation of Boulder County's pre-collegiate programming. The Department of Human Services awarded the organization a Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant, funding its substance abuse prevention programming.
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