The Academy’s mission is to increase the number of central Ohio’s African American leaders and broaden its awareness of a wider pool of capable and civic minded African American professionals. Maximizing the potential and engagement of all social and economic sectors is essential to the greater purpose of building “best at” and “best to be in” businesses and communities.
• Each class consists of 12 to 20 Fellows from private, entrepreneurial, non-profit, government and education sectors
• Duration is eight months
• Strength based curriculum focused on efficacy, leadership agility and leadership interaction
•Governed by an Advisory Board consisting of representatives from the Academy’s sponsoring organizations, AALA Alumni, as well as other prominent community leaders.
• Yvette McGee Brown chairs the AALA Advisory Board
• Donna A. James serves as Executive Director
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison