Cecily Banks

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Help Leadership Brainery drive education equity & economic empowerment!

Join me in supporting real change.


$750 towards $2,500

Let's get more underrepresented communities into graduate school and high-wage careers!

Did you know? Many critical careers that influence systemic change, such as lawyers, health care professionals, and educators, require and/or prefer postgraduate degrees. Jobs that require a master's degree or higher at entry-level are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce between 2014 and 2024. To access postgraduate education, students must not only receive a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree, but also have the curricular prerequisites, financial resources, full information, and time to apply to and complete postgraduate school. It is at this educational level that access and resources are real barriers on advancement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • only 3% of all chief executives in the United States are Black
  • less than 7% of all lawyers are Black and less than 6% are Hispanic
  • less than 18% of all surgeons are non-white
  • less than 18% of all civil engineers are non-white

Leadership Brainery is tackling this issue! It is helping so many driven students see and push through these systemic barriers and into the opportunities and degrees that will launch their life dreams and goals.

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, LB works to close opportunity and wealth gaps by ensuring equitable access to postgraduate degree programs and high-impact careers for underrepresented candidates, which includes people of color, people with disabilities, individuals from a lower socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We are counting on your investment to enable us to...

  • grow our team to rapidly recruit thousands more diverse talent into our life-changing programs;
  • leverage digital technology to match more young adults from marginalized communities with mentors to help them through the admissions and financial aid processes;
  • offer both in-person and virtual opportunities, such as personal and professional development workshops and networking opportunities;
  • provide free standardized test preparation materials, coaching, and financial aid resources; and
  • train university staff on equitable and anti-racist recruitment and retention practices.

Visit https://www.leadershipbrainery.org/ to learn more about our impactful programs, story, and team. If you have questions or need to contact LB, please email Jonathan Allen (JA@leadershipbrainery.org).

Thanks for your generous support!

Let's make a difference today. #ChangeCantWait