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Applications Now Open For 2022 African American Leadership Institute

The African American Legacy Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, is proud to sponsor the 2022 African American Leadership Institute (AALI) in Southern Arizona, one of two leadership institutes hosted by The State of Black Arizona.

Now accepting applications, the African American Leadership Institute is a 10-week program with weekly classes conducted in the evening and a one-day leadership retreat. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with a practical identity, current and relevant local and state issues, media relations, and strategic direction, among other topics.

The African American Leadership Institute is committed to the individual development of African American leaders for the purpose of increasing African American participation in key civic, political, and workforce-related leadership roles. AALI serves as the principal educational and networking resource, harnessing expertise and advocacy on African American leadership issues affecting and impacting our communities.

Masterclasses will be held weekly from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, beginning October 6, 2022, and ending December 9, 2022. Tuition is $1,000 and includes all required materials, supplies, meals, and snacks.

Applications for the 2022 institute are due on September 2, 2022, at 11:59 PM. No late submissions will be accepted.

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Important Dates:

  • AALI 2022 Application Deadline: September 2, 2022
  • Weekly Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Community Foundation Campus
  • Leadership Retreat: Saturday, November 5, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Graduation Ceremony: Friday, December 8, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For additional questions, please contact info@stateofblackarizona.org.

AALI was founded in 2010 by Valle del Sol, in partnership with Arizona OIC and South Mountain Community College. Since 2017, The State of Black Arizona has led the facilitation of the institute’s recruitment efforts and curriculum development.