Community Outreach

Acqualina is a proud sponsor of the I Have a Dream Foundation of Miami.

I Have a Dream’s approach is unique in that they sponsor an entire grade level of 50-100 students at a Miami Dade Public School in a distressed neighborhood, and work with these “Dreamers” from early elementary school all the way through high school. Upon high school graduation, each Dreamer receives a guaranteed tuition of up to $3,000 per year for four years at a Florida state university or accredited vocational school.

The Miami chapter was founded in 1995 by Stephanie and Jules Trump (no relation to Donald Trump). The foundation adopted the entire second grade class (97 Dreamers) at the Charles R. Drew School in Liberty City. 95 Dreamers reached the twelfth grade, 83 of them graduated in 2005 on time and, 54 graduated college and several are currently enrolled in higher education. In August of 2007, the I Have a Dream Foundation adopted a new class of Dreamers at Hibiscus Elementary School; the class of 2020. All of these children have been promised the same opportunities as the class of 2005. 

I Have a Dream is committed to ensuring that these Dreamers have the opportunity to pursue higher education, capitalize on their talents and aspirations so they may have fulfilling careers and become proud and productive citizens.