Dr. Leonie's 'Know-How' Centre, For Academic Advancement
Organized by: Dr. Leonie Brown
I was told that I was "Not Academic Material." If I decided to believe that, I would not have become, "Dr. Brown" today. I come from a diverse background (historically disadvantaged) and was the first in my family to attain such high education. I had no idea how to do it! However, I learned on the fly, but surprisingly became an expert through the process. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and seen first hand, how many are left behind because they cannot figure it out. Now I want to share my knowledge with other people, namely diverse women, immigrants, working class, etc., who do not know how to Navigate higher education. My passion is to open a small educational centre for people to show them how to: get into higher education, get past the financial red tape, understand the academic jargon, map an academic journey, get mentoring, figure out how to get their foreign credentials to count, learn how to balance life and school, and finally, learn how to make their cultural wealth valuable while they aspire toward educational advancement. I also need the funds to write a resource guide for the students who come. Please help me realize this lifelong dream, so that I can help others to realize theirs. Sincerely, Dr. Leonie Brown Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Specialist.