The Mission of the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is to advance economic and social mobility for all.  

We're building platforms to reach millions of students, educators, innovators, and influencers worldwide. We celebrate the stories of people who exemplify the ideal of the American Dream, confront barriers to opportunity and catalyze solutions that advance economic and social mobility. 

In 2023, the Center will open its physical doors on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. to visitors around the world. 

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Explore Our Pillars

We focus on four pillars of the American Dream: education and the educator, public health and medical research, access to capital and financial empowerment and entrepreneurship and innovation​.  


Contributions to the Center will support our mission to advance economic and social mobility in America and around the world. Gifts at any level will fund inspiring films, documentaries, and podcasts, virtual and in-person events and convenings, educational programs for youth and workforce development programs for adults, international competitions and contests, and, of course, our Visitor Center, located in historic bank buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House and U.S. Treasury. Help us make the American Dream an attainable reality for more people everywhere! 

Ways to Give

The Milken Institute

The Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream is the part 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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