What We Believe


The ideal at the heart of the American Dream speaks to the aspirations of people everywhere: No matter who you are or where you come from, you should have equal opportunity to succeed.

The Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream’s purpose is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for people everywhere—across America and around the world. We focus on expanding access to four pillars of the American Dream: education, good health, economic freedom, and an entrepreneurial mindset.

We believe opportunity should be real for everyone. In reality, it’s not. Unequal access to the pillars of the American Dream deprives people of real opportunity.

We’re a nonpartisan place for people from different backgrounds and beliefs to explore possibilities, gain practical knowledge, and engage in productive dialogue that leads to meaningful actionTogether, we’ll advance the American Dream by advancing real solutions to make opportunity real for everyone.

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