I Have a Dream Foundation

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"The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond."[1]

National Advisory Board

Accessed June 2013: [2]

  • Seth Andrew - Founder and Superintendent, Democracy Prep Public Schools
  • Joseph S. Brosnan - President, Delaware Valley College
  • Margaret Clancy - Policy Director & College Savings Initiative Director, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Nelson Del Rio - President, The Del Rio Family Foundation
  • Scott Fast - Executive Director, Accenture Foundation
  • Seymour (Sy) Fliegel - President, Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association, (CEI-PEA)
  • Ken Himmelman - Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Bennington College
  • Michael Johnston - Colorado State Senator, District 33
  • Irv Katz - President, National Human Services Assembly
  • Bridget Terry Long - Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Vice Chair, National Board of Education Sciences
  • Anne Mahle - Senior Vice President, Recruitment, Teach For America
  • Michael Mallory - Executive Director, Ron Brown Scholar Program
  • Steve Mariotti - Founder and Former President, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • Jamie F. Metzl - Partner, Cranemere LLC; Senior Fellow, Asia Society
  • Richard Murphy - CEO, iMapAmerica
  • Jeff Nelson - Co-Founder & Executive Director, Urban Students Empowered (US Empowered)
  • Gloria Nemerowicz - Founder & President, Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All
  • Ronnie Oppenheim - President, Ronnie Oppenheim Educational Consultants
  • Rebeca Gomez Palacio - College Counselor, Friends Seminary
  • Earl Martin Phalen - CEO, Reach Out and Read; Founder, Summer Advantage USA; Co-Founder & Former CEO, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
  • Jessica Pliska - Founder and Executive Director, The Opportunity Network, Inc.
  • Karl W. Reid - Senior Vice President, Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives, UNCF
  • John Rice - Founder & CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
  • Rachel Romer - Associate Program Director and Student Services Lead, American Honors
  • Laura Slabin - Head of Brand Strategy & Commercialization, Google
  • Clifford L. Stanley
  • Owen Stearns - Associate Partner, Monitor Institute
  • Robert T. Teranishi - Associate Professor of Higher Education, New York University
  • Dacia Toll - Co-CEO & President, Achievement First
  • Peter Turnley - Photojournalist
  • Stuart Udell - President & CEO, Catapult Learning, LLC


Web: http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org

Resources and articles

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  1. I Have a Dream Foundation About, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.
  2. I Have a Dream Foundation National Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed June 2, 2013.