About Us

Leaders are not just born, they are forged. At Learn For Change, we are the crucible.

Learn for Change is a educational and advocacy nonprofit that is committed to ensuring that minority students are prepared to seize opportunities to alter the trajectory of the world’s economy in ways that best impact communities of color. Our mission is to upend educational systems as we know it. We provide academic, tutoring, community service, and mentorship opportunities to students of color around the world so that they may make lasting impacts on the world. Learn for Change Leadership Academies are rigorous educational institutions that build girls into leaders with character and purpose. We provide a world-class education and ensure that each scholar who passes through our program has the knowledge, skills, and fortitude to compete on the world stage. Our students will be excellent writers with a strong command of the English language. They will possess marketable critical technology skills, including coding and computer programming, which will move them into the height of global competitiveness. They will learn to embrace their history and the unique attributes of their cultural experiences to formulate a sense of self that leads them into making revolutionary, ethical changes in their chosen professional fields. Students will leave LFC as capable, confident, and compassionate global citizens. Our students WILL Learn, so they can Change the World! 



Learn For Change was founded on the idea of helping girls in need. Every since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.


Our auxillary team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for girls who need our help and even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


Board of Directors

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Shaye Brown


Co Executive Director

E-mail: sbrown@learnforchange.org

Phone: 202 322 8700

Michelle Simmons

Co Executive Director

Senior Program Manager

E-mail: msimmons@learnforchange.org

Phone: 202 930 3532

Ahmed Sidee, Financial Director

E-mail: asidee@learnforchange.org

Phone: 202 531 6644

Cheryl Gooding, Director of Academic Development

E-mail: cgooding@learnforchange.org

Phone: 202 930 3532

Jasmine Dougans, Director of Scholar Recruitment and Retention

E-mail: jdougans@learnforchange.org

Phone: 202 930 3532