2011 I Have a Dream Gala
Benefits the I Have a Dream Foundation
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Hosted by Eddie, Jules and Stephanie Trump, owners of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Miami Gala 2011 will celebrate 16 years of making dreams reality. The Foundation’s guests will meet the Dreamers who have supported the cause and continue to invest in the future of the community, turning despair into dreams and converting obstacles into opportunities. Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by silent and live auctions, with the evening’s entertainment provided by American Idol Season 8 contestant Matt Giraud and Lindsey Sky. In 2010, the annual “I Have a Dream” Celebration raised over $550,000 for children’s programs in Miami.
To purchase tickets or to become a part of this very worthwhile program, please contact Stephanie Trump at 305-937-7834, or by email email@example.com.
About the “I Have a Dream” Foundation
The “I Have a Dream” Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond. The program adopts an entire kindergarten class of Dreamers at a low performing school in an economically disadvantaged area. Once chosen, the foundation provides tutoring, mentoring, pregnancy and drug prevention programs, college prep classes and counseling to the Dreamers. The program was launched in 1981, when founder Eugene Lang returned to his alma mater, PS. 121 in East Harlem, to address the graduating sixth grade class. When he learned that three-quarters of the school’s students would probably drop out of school, Lang promised college tuition to every sixth grader who graduated from high school.
The results were truly amazing, 90% of those sixth graders graduated from high school, and 60% went to college. This remarkable accomplishment led to the creation of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, which consists of 35 affiliates across the United Sates, and one in New Zealand. Within those 35 affiliates, there are 65 current cohorts serving more than 4,000 Dreamers in 30 U.S. cities.
The Miami chapter of “I Have a Dream” Foundation was founded in 1995 by the Trump Family. The foundation adopted the entire second grade class (97 Dreamers) at the Charles R. Drew School in Liberty City. These Dreamers were provided with year-round (after school and summer) programs of academic enhancement, as well as cultural, social, and recreational activities, throughout their entire educational years. This continuous motivation and support gave them the stability and proper tools they needed and deserved to reach their academic success. 95 Dreamers reached the twelfth grade with 26 having already graduated college and 50 students currently enrolled at a university. In August of 2007, the Miami chapter started a new class of Dreamers at Hibiscus Elementary School – the class of 2020.
For additional information, please visit www.ihaveadreamfoundationmiami.com.