As a successful CEO and humanitarian, Antonio Brown adds a unique perspective, strong faith, and inspirational work ethic to his community. Growing up in poverty with his parents frequently incarcerated, Antonio discovered he had the resilience and drive to overcome adversity & achieve success. From the ground up, he built LVL XIII (Level 13), a luxury men’s fashion brand currently sold in Nordstrom nationwide. After successfully launching his business, Antonio immediately began to pour back into the community through Dream of Humanity (DOH), a nonprofit committed to improving the life trajectory of marginalized people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dream of Humanity provides the community with access to a self sufficient lifestyle through wraparound services, transformative educational programs, and generous charitable contributions.
Antonio’s passion for business and education moved him to create the Small Business Entrepreneurship Program, which is now licensed by The Art Institute. This program provides hands-on entrepreneurial training and support to over 30,000 historically underserved college students nationwide. After witnessing the success at the Art Institute, Antonio realized there was a need to replicate the program to serve students in public schools. He built Student Entrepreneurs of America, a program that will serve 34 high schools by providing students access to a summer immersion program and pipeline into college. These students will have the opportunity to obtain up to 24 transferable college proficient credits at no cost.
In addition to his non-profit, Antonio established “The Antonio Brown Scholarship”, an award that sends children impacted by HIV/AIDS to summer camp through the nonprofit organization Hero for Children.
Antonio has been recognized by Next Big Thing Movement as one of 2018’s Top 35 Millennial Influencers, and Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas awarded him a “Notable Citizen of Georgia” Proclamation. Antonio will also appear on the cover of 17th South Magazine in January 2019.