• Amanda Gorman's American Dream


    Hear the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and Milken Scholar tell her American Dream story. 

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  • What does
    “the American Dream”
    mean to you?


    Watch what others around the world have said about the American Dream, and then share your thoughts. We want to hear from you.

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  • I, Too, Am the Dream Contest


    We are thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 I, Too, Am the Dream Contest

  • Conversations with Mike Milken


    COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live. In response to the public health emergency, Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken is engaging a range of industry leaders and medical experts to help us better understand and confront a crisis that has not only altered our current day to day, but will change the course of how we work, socialize, and fight disease for years to come. 

  • Kerry Healey's American Dream

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  • Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream


    The Center’s mission is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for people everywhere— across America and around the world.

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    We’re talking about the American Dream. As a non-partisan organization, we are a place for people from all backgrounds and beliefs to explore possibilities, gain practical knowledge, and find their paths to success. Join us in building a new American Dream movement. Let’s make opportunity real for everyone.

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Opening in 2020, the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is a virtual community for education, competitions, and inspiration, connecting you to your dreams. 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.

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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 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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