Building the Dream
Learn about the history of our buildings and the progress of construction on our Visitor Center
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.
Amanda Gorman's American Dream
Hear the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and Milken Scholar tell her American Dream story.
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.
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!
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.