INSPIRING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE


The Problem
Low-income students complete high school and higher education at dramatically lower rates than other students, leading to low lifetime earnings and high taxpayer spending on social supports and the justice system.
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Our Solution
Build on more than 20 years of success helping low-income "Dreamer Classes" by adopting an entire public elementary school serving one of Oregon's highest poverty neighborhoods - a "Dreamer School" serving hundreds of students each year.
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Our Success
Students in our Dreamer Classes graduate at a higher rate than their low-income peers - three times higher. Dreamers incur fewer suspensions, expulsions and referrals to the judicial system.
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HELP DREAMERS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

YOUR INVESTMENT AT WORK


Raul, Class 8

Junior, Portland State University

Raul never saw himself as a scholar, or a person who could inspire others, but that is exactly who he became.    Read More...

Karina, Class 8

A.A.O.T., Portland Community College; Transfer to University of Oregon for Pre-Law Studies

Karina learned to believe in herself and that "college is possible."   Read More...

THE DREAMER SCHOOL IS A GAME-CHANGER.

IN THE NEWS


Bank of America Awards $15,000 to High School Dreamers
Bank of America’s grant to “I Have a Dream” Oregon continues its long-term investment to empower 1,100 students at the nation’s first Dreamer School in Rockwood to thrive in school, college and career.
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#DREAMBOLD campaign launched
"I Have a Dream" Oregon celebrates 25th anniversary with a bold fundraising campaign.
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Summer Extravaganza at Dreamer School
More than 700 Dreamer families will sign up their students for summer enrichment opportunities.
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BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY IN OREGON.

#DREAMBOLD

Celebrate 25 years of empowering Dreamers to succeed.

A $1 million campaign to sustain our mission and create systemic change for students in low-income communities. #DREAMBOLD

WHAT IF THIS IS THE ANSWER?

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