JAKE Small

JAKE Small's Fundraiser

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Build the future you want to see


$1,036 towards $2,500

Join the community of donors pioneering a more inclusive future that starts with equitable education!

My goal for this fundraising campaign page is to have at least *50 donors make an individual contribution of any size. Regardless of the size of your contribution; whether it's a $100 or $1 -- I want to see the names of my closest colleagues, friends, and family members on the donor list. 👀

*The fundraising $$$ goal on this page might shift upwards to make room for additional contributions as we work our way towards the ultimate goal of driving a community of 50 unique donors to the finish line!

The work is now and I trust that my network will show up to help us build the future we all deserve to live in.

Now.. 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 receive a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, and then have the financial resources and time to complete postgraduate school. However, 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!

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