By Staff –
The United Way of Greater Rochester, and more than 250 community members, have recently celebrated the commencement of the United Way African American Leadership Development Program’s (AALDP) graduating class of 2017.
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of AALDP, and the graduates will join nearly 900 local African Americans who have gone through the program since it began in 1992.
“Through 75 hours of training, AALDP participants learn about effective communication strategies such as decision-making, important leadership insights, and key responsibilities of board membership,” United Way officials stated. “The curriculum provides participants with a realistic understanding of issues surrounding the African-American community, including disparities in health, education, income and wealth, and how to make a positive difference.”
The purpose of AALDP is to train and promote the placement of African Americans on boards, and in policy-making and volunteer leadership positions throughout the community, and the United Way accepts applications for the program in the spring and in the fall.
Local companies also have the opportunity to nominate their employees for the program as well.
Visit uwrochester.org/AALDP for additional information regarding AALDP, or to apply.