Educator, Mogul, Social Entrepreneur, Innovator, Author, Philanthropist and Community Activist who empowers and inspires children, families and their communities. The Call to Action is to implement Economics, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.Check Availability
Dr. Leslie Grace is becoming a leading expert in the area of increasing the financial capabilities of Young America, their Families and community through her organization “Elements of the Community”, which provides educational, media relations, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programming for communities. She has taught hundreds of children and adults how to open their own businesses and manage their finances. She is a doctoral candidate whose dissertation concentrated on the benefits and barriers associated with implementi
Dr. Leslie Grace is becoming a leading expert in the area of increasing the financial capabilities of Young America, their Families and community through her organization “Elements of the Community”, which provides educational, media relations, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programming for communities.
She has taught hundreds of children and adults how to open their own businesses and manage their finances. She is a doctoral candidate whose dissertation concentrated on the benefits and barriers associated with implementing financial literacy programming for adolescents in inner city neighborhoods, and how their exposure to efficient financial literacy programming will result in significant behavior exchange and behavior modification. She is dedicated to increase the Financial Capabilities of Young America and their Families. Dr. Grace is committed to teaching children and their families about ownership. Ownership over their LIFE, LIBERTY and PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.
She is also a college professor who teaches oral communications, English, critical reading, entrepreneurship and mathematics of money. Leslie believes that everyone is an element of the community and her goal is to reconnect, elevate, uplift and expand an individual’s economic status in the community. Dr. Leslie Grace is committed to increasing the financial capabilities of children and their communities through education, entrepreneurship, and empowerment.
Dr. Leslie Grace believes that every child should have an opportunity to continue their education and/or develop Startup companies. There zip code should not determine their outcome. She is removing barriers and giving inner city children a fair CHANCE AT LIFE. That’s why she created the “INNER CITY CHILDREN’S FUND” that provides college saving plans and/or invest in startups launched by inner city youth.
In addition, in March 2015, Dr. Grace and her students won the 4D producer award from ProjectSTEAMTV for documenting the young entrepreneurs journey. This caused them to receive several episodes on television sharing their experiences of opening up a business and money matters. For the past year, Grace has been working in various communities implementing “Money Management for the Families“ for the adults http://www.phillytrib.com/metros/sigmas-attempt-to-help-chester-become-more-financially-responsible/article_4ad42c30-493f-5a1e-ba37-ad6a2bbee99b.html#.VeMAIC757zY.facebook and “Mathematic of Money“ or “Money Matters“ for the youth. She is extremely excited to mention that in October 2015, in coordination with Points of Light, Operation Hope, HigherOne, and MindBlownLabs, Dr. Grace coordinated a panel “Increasing the financial capabilities of Young America and their Families“. They examined the state of financial education in regards to the family and provided the best practice to empower them to take charge over their financial well-being, financial capabilities, and financial futures. In March 1, 2016, Dr. Leslie Grace and the organization Elements of the Community, Inc www.IamCurrency.org received a citation from the City of Philadelphia for helping children and their families develop a sense of financial responsibility of oneself and the community a part of the education process that begins with children and their families. Dr. Leslie Grace was nominated to attend the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House on June 14, 2016, because of her dedication to women and their families. January 26, 2017 she won the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Award in Social Enterprise.(http://www.socialinnovationsjournal.org/editions/current-edition)
Dr. Grace literally has more degrees than a thermometer, BA in Journalism and Public Relations, M.Ed in Education Administration along with a Principal Certificate, Organizational Leadership coursework and practicum for Ed.D, Ped.D. in Pedagogy just to name a few. She always believed, what is the point of having all the degrees and you are not helping to change lives. She is committed to teaching the children and their families about Ownership over their Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.
Never had a chance to say, “thank you!” 12 years ago, I was at my lowest point in life, lack of ambition and desire for my life. At that time, we had not seen each other in a while, but you sparked something in me to dream again and walk into my destiny. You said you didn’t know any man that was not successful. I know you help a lot of people, but I truly thank you from the heart. I really consider you as a friend.--- Mr. R.O Jones
My life has changed through Money Management for Families. A year ago, I attended your sessions and now I have a new house and about to get married.--- Ms. Sampson
I Majored in finances and I am going into Business for myself and I know that your class helped.. Thank you for everything...--- Mr. Alba
Thanks you...that talk expanded my perspective on quite a few things...i appreciate you...so grateful to have met so many wonderful women like yourself as i made my transition back into society. Awe so much has developed since i last saw you...moved .. got married and my first born on the way....got a contractors biz a barbershop ...vending license ...just breathing different since i left philly--- Mr. Richard B, Now Entrepreneur
• Money Management for Families
• Mathematics of Money which is known as "Money Matters"
• How to increase financial capabilities of young America and their families
• Strategies to open a business/ startups (children & adults)
• Igniting the power within
• There is no "I" in TEAM (Team Building)
• Strategies to resolve conflict (children & Adults)
• From a follower to a leader (leadership for children & adults)
• Steps to prepare for college
• How to prepare for the next stage in life (goal setting)
• "There can be no progress without struggle"
• How to tap into your GREATNESS
• Strategies to walk away from your Job and Become Entrepreneur
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