What is your mission?
Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc. (ALP) provides leadership development and training skills to high school youth of the African Diaspora, preparing them for a lifetime of civic leadership and global awareness.
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
For newly 50 years, ALP has groomed hundreds young Black men and women to be local and national leaders who address inequity and injustice. Students go through a highly rigorous 24 month training program that develops their critical thinking, public speaking, literacy, and community organizing skills. With 45+ years of data behind us, we have mastered how to take a 15 - 16 year old high student and position them to be change agents now and 10 -20 years down the road. A few include -
Gerald Adolph'70 - Senior Partner at Booz & Company (volunteers time and resources to numerous community orgs)
Rev. Gregory Chisholm, S. J. - Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo (Largest Black Catholic Church in NYC)
Ted Shaw'72 - Former President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (2004-2008)
Kweku Forstall'78 - Director at Annie E. Casey Foundation
Alford Young'84 - Professor and Chair of Sociology Department at the University of Michigan
Laurie Cumbo'93 - District 35 Council Member for New York City
Sasha Moseley-Douglas'96 - Principal at Metropolitan Learning Center, Bloomfield, CT
Chevaz Thomas'11 - Senior Pre-Med Student at Morehouse College
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
We're working on strategic planning for scaling up. We're always in need of talented, seasoned people at the board level to bring their expertise and resources