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.

  • Nine 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
  • Click here to read more about AALDP
  • 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)
  • The application period for 2019 is closed. Please check back next year to apply for the 2020 class of AALDP. 
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