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Our 2020 United Way Leadership Development Programs have been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. We encourage you to apply next year and thank you for your interest.

The African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP) increases the number and broadens the participation of African Americans in leadership roles in the Greater Rochester community.

Since 1992, United Way of Greater Rochester's African American Leadership Development Program has been positively impacting our community and strengthening Rochester's workforce.

AALDP is a unique development program that identifies, trains and promotes the placement of African Americans in policy-making positions at community organizations in the Greater Rochester area.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
  • Seven full-day training sessions
  • Encourages community awareness, leadership and networking in the African American community
  • Curriculum topics include communication, leadership, decision-making, conflict resolution and board membership responsibilities
"My most impactful takeaway from the experience was visiting two non-profits and learning about the important work they do for the city. It motivated me to find ways to get involved with service opportunities, but also inspired me to work on addressing the deeper structural issues that cause the social problems they work so hard to tackle. I'm committed to addressing the classism and racism that hinders people's ability to live a full and healthy life."

-AALDP Graduate Dr. Taj Smith, Rochester Institute of Technology 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Recruitment efforts for AALDP begin every spring
  • Participants must receive release time from employer to participate
  • Program participation fee is $399 per individual (class size is limited)
LEARN MORE ABOUT AALPD

CLASS YEARBOOK
See the 2019 AALDP Class here. 

STAY IN TOUCH
Join the AALDP Facebook Group here

HAVE QUESTIONS? WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Rodney Young at (585) 242-6556 or rodney.young@uwrochester.org.

SCHOLARSHIP
AALDP alumni believe that our growth and development as a community depends upon our ability to educate our youth and prepare them for positions of leadership. Collectively we will provide local youth with scholarships for higher education costs through our partners at Urban League of Rochester. Click here to join AALDP alumni by supporting our scholarship fund.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR

 
MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP OF THE AALDP STEERING COMMITTEE
Dr. Christine Brown-Richards, Co-Chair
Wayne Finger-Lakes BOCES

Danette Campbell-Bell, Co-Chair
Campbell-Bell Consulting

Kesha Carter
Coordinated Care Services, Inc.

Roland DeLarge
City of Rochester

Tonya Dickerson
University of Rochester

Wynndy Turner
United Way of Greater Rochester

Rodney Young
United Way of Greater Rochester