The African American Legacy Fund (AALF) and the State of Black Arizona invite you to join us in a celebration of the 3rd African American Leadership Institute cohort!

This year’s African American Leadership Institute focused on Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that investigates the intersection of race, technology, and science while being inspired by legends and cosmologies from Africa and the diaspora. Over ten weeks, our graduates experienced a curriculum designed to build on participants’ strengths and life experiences, promoting personal and professional development with authentic expressions of identity and practical visions for advancing Black representation in positions of influence across Arizona.

Congratulations to the Southern Arizona 2023 Graduates!

  • Desiree Hammond – Greater Tucson Leadership
  • Greg Wilson – Pima Community College
  • Minnette Powell – Rising Star Baptist Church
  • Kim Dudley – Southwest Gas
  • Tessa Marshall – Wells Fargo Bank

The African American Leadership Institute is committed to the individual development of African-American leaders to increase African-American participation in key civic, political, and workforce-related leadership roles.

AALI leverages collective power to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in our Black communities. We do this by increasing the number of African-American leaders and broadening the community’s awareness of a wider pool of capable, civic-minded African-American professionals.

The graduation ceremony for the 2023 cohort will take place at CFSA’s Campus on December 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.