MEET THE FOUNDER AND CEO

Committed to Fostering the Lives of Youth

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Lisa A. Rowe, founder and board chair of L.E.E.P To College Foundation, Inc.(L2C). L.E.E.P To College Foundation, is a highly recognized nonprofit in Prince George's County, Maryland that develops strong foundations for youth leadership, service, and education. Ms. Rowe is a driving force in achieving equitable outcomes in student education to overcome racial and social inequities. 


Ms. Rowe is an award-winning educator with over 20 years of education experience and more than ten years of technology, financial, and sales management experience. Mrs. Rowe is a former Regional Program Coordinator of the INROADS College Links Program, one of the largest nonprofits committed to developing careers and leadership of talented and underserved students. She also served as a Commissioner of the Prince George's County Commission for Women (PGC-CFW).


She is leveraging her experience as former Chair of Diversity within the Association of Independent Schools of Maryland and the District of Columbia to enhance cultural competency, educate on appropriate responses to injustice and advance curriculum development for youth and young adults. As a former Archdiocese of Washington school administrator, she is skilled at implementing training programs, forums and workshops to establish and grow youth leaders and community partnerships.   

Ms. Rowe is a certified instructor for Christian Education at the National Baptist Convention of Sunday School Publishing Board and an instructor in the Koinonia Bible Institute at Mount Jezreel Baptist Church. As a member of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church in Silver Spring, MD, she serves faithfully in the Music and Arts Ministry. She also is a proud member of the Washington Performing Arts Women of the Gospel Choir. 

She is a native of Chicago, Illinois and lives with her husband and twin daughters in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. 

 

OUR HISTORY

In 2013, L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. (L2C) set out to make a difference in the lives of youth all throughout Maryland by providing them with all the tools, resources, and support they need in order to shape them into the leaders of today. Over the years, with the support of a dedicated Board of Directors, Community Partners, and Faith-based organizations, L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC. has grown to be one of the best Non-Profit Organizations in the area - offering youth of the community a chance to reach their fullest potential.

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OUR VALUES

L.E.E.P TO COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
Shaping today's youth to become right-now leaders! aims to prepare young people in making the best life choices for themselves, their families, and their communities. As the leading Non-Profit Organization in the greater Washington, D.C. area, we aim to create a long-lasting and positive impact on all of the community’s youth through our wide range of enrichment programs. We value honesty, respect, and responsibility - and go above and beyond to instill these values into the minds of our community’s youth.