History

Taylor Business Institute’s Board of Governors saw struggling, marginalized students,
lacking the funds necessary to receive a career-based education, to continue learning and to
move into the American mainstream. It was this heart-rending reality that ignited the board’s
desire to create a not-for profit board that could support these student’s needs. Since 2002,
Level Playing Field has been successful in providing scholarships to under resourced students attending Taylor Business Institute. Today Level Playing Field is expanding its view beyond Taylor Business Institute to reach and support students from a variety of underserved communities. If a student can dare to dream LPF wants to help, make that dream come true.

The LPF Foundation represents a critical gateway into higher education by providing financial assistance to help primarily minority students attain workforce skills and proper preparation to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Since its inception Level Playing Field has awarded over $747,000 in scholarship dollars to students.

In the 2020 year, Level Playing Field began expanding its partnership reach in an effort to better enable the organization to work more closely with families during the COVID-19 pandemic and to help provide students seeking higher learning the opportunity to do so through scholarships, technology assistance and other support services. Currently Level Playing Field is partnering with Imamia Medics International to provide help to students experiencing hardship during this unprecedented time.

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