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Will you commit to supporting us financially?

We can’t do it alone; we need your help and we appreciate your support. Click the Donate button to the left to become a monthly donor or sponsor one of the requests mentioned on this page.

Why Donate?

As we prepare students to enter college or the workforce through our career-readiness program, Dream.Explore.Build., we invite you to help us strengthen the talent pipeline in Milwaukee: a city booming with young energy and opportunity.

Ways to Contribute!

Join Us in Supporting A Dream.Explore.Build. Class
Make a one-time donation of any amount or a monthly donation of $25, $50, $75, $100 or more.
Our goal is to have 100 people support us so that we can ensure that all of our students receive a world-class experience, including a paid summer career practicum.
Corporate Connections
If you are connected to a corporation and would like to provide a one-time experience for a student, please reach out to us. We would love to partner with you to help us accomplish our ultimate goal of strengthening Milwaukee’s talent pipeline.

Sponsor An Event or Activity
Sponsor an interview outfit for 2 students. – $100 and receive periodic updates directly from the student(s), along with special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students.
Sponsor 5 M-Cards for Dream.Explore.Build. students to travel to and from weekly career-readiness programming in preparation for their summer career practicums. – $250 and receive periodic updates directly from the student(s), along with special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students.
Sponsor a Youth-led Service Project
Through the Interact Club Youth in Service Fund, mini grants in the amount of $500 each will be disbursed. -$500
You will receive periodic updates directly from the student(s), special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students, and be listed as a Pipeline Supporter
Sponsor A Book Scholarship for 4 Graduating Seniors  – $1,000
Receive periodic updates directly from the student(s)
Special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students
Listed as a Pipeline Supporter
Sponsor A Student for Dream.Explore.Build. Scholarship – $2,500
Student will receive 150 hours of career-readiness programming though our Brick by Brick Curriculum.
Receive periodic updates directly from the student(s)
Special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students
Listed as a Pipeline Builder on our website and marketing materials
Sponsor a student’s summer salary for their six week paid career practicum experience. – $2,500
Receive periodic updates directly from the student(s)
Special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students
Listed as a Pipeline Builder on our website and marketing materials
Sponsor an Etiquette Boot Camp for 100 students – $5,000
Students will learn about confidence, professional speech and attire, the art of networking and interviewing, dining etiquette and more.
Receive periodic updates directly from the student(s)
Special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students
Listed as a Pipeline Partner on our website and marketing materials
Sponsor A Cohort – $25,000
Cohorts are career-specific and taught by college students enrolled in those pathways. They are designed to give students an opportunity to explore prospective careers with  other students.
Special invitations to events where you can meet and interact with students
Naming rights for sponsored cohort
Logo on our summer cohort shirt
Listed as a Pipeline Champion on our website and marketing materials

By Design, Not By Default

“Growing up, I’ve always known that I loved working with young people, had an interest in administration, and aspired to be an entrepreneur. Like many young people, I struggled with how to turn these varied interests into a specific career path. Things became clearer as a result of very focused internships, volunteering, taking assessments, and being coached. This journey led me to what I was designed to do.” -Dionne Grayson, President & CEO of Lead2Change

Frequently Asked Questions
What do we do with your donations?
Your donation contributes to Lead2Change’s rich career-readiness programming that yields the following results:

• 100% of students ranked themselves as either a 4 or 5 (5 being very confident) in their ability to:

o Complete a task from beginning to end
o Create and give an effective presentation
• 92% of students are confident in public speaking
• 100% of students are confident in giving an “elevator speech”
• 100% of students are confident in their ability to display professionalism
• 92% of students are confident in handling job interviews
• 85% of students are confident in their ability to manage tasks
• 92% of students developed more GRIT (guts, resiliency, integrity, tenacity)
How can you donate?
Donations can be made in a variety of ways: MONETARY DONATIONS (includes credit/debit, cash or check), IN-KIND DONATION, or you may also donate your services and time as a VOLUNTEER with Lead2Change, Inc.
How will my gift be acknowledged?
Your donation will be acknowledged in publication materials. The option to remain anonymous is available upon request.