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The Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is a virtual community for education, competitions, and inspiration. We're building platforms to reach millions of students, educators, innovators, and influencers worldwide.

The virtual becomes real in July 2023, when we open our American Dream Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

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We focus on four powerful tools that equip people to transform dreams into realities: good health, good education, economic freedom and an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn to believe in yourself and the power of your ideas.


Your gift to the Center will help to provide the crucial funding needed to complete our Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., and to build our virtual community and programming. Please click here to join us in our mission to make the American Dream an attainable reality for everyone around the world.

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The Milken Institute

The Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is the brainchild of philanthropist Michael Milken and the latest endeavor of The Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives. The Milken Institute seeks to empower everyone to experience health and well-being, pursue effective education and gainful employment, and access the resources required to create ever-expanding opportunities for themselves and their broader communities.

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