Achieving Leadership’s Purpose Inc.

  • NY

About Us

Founded in Harlem in 1968 and incorporated in 2005, Achieving Leadership's Purpose, Inc. (“ALP”) continues to fulfill its mission of preparing African-Diasporan high school youth for careers of civic leadership and global awareness.  Our alumni overwhelming choose to pursue career paths in education, government, domestic and international community affairs, social justice, and philanthropy.  At the heart of our model, is the belief that we can transform poor, under-resourced urban environments into safer, more vibrant and economically empowered communities by training the exceptional youth from those communities and positioning them for leadership roles in the non-profit and public sectors.

Our training model assembles a cohort of dynamic African-Diasporan high school juniors and seniors and guides them through a 12 to 24-month intensive, civic leadership experience that requires them to critically analyze contemporary social and economic issues facing their community.  Moreover, it involves over 300 annual hours of in-person commitment, delivered through 5 modules: classroom lectures, book discussions, theme-based retreats, college tours, and project-based community engagements.