African Leadership Foundation - Supporting African Leadership Academy and the next generation of African Leaders
First Year Transition Program


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Most of the young leaders from African Leadership Academy (ALA) decide to pursue university studies in North America after graduating from the Academy. Graduate Hosts play an important role in this transition to life after ALA. Hosts help these students adjust to their new surroundings and offer them a range of on-going support. Hosting a young leader in your home is not a strict requirement. However, by providing guidance and a sense of community, Hosts ensure that ALA's young leaders continue to succeed after ALA.

To learn more about hosting, download the ALA First Year Transition Program Overview.

PDF icon ALA First Year Transition Program.pdf (130 kb)

If you are interested in hosting a young leader from ALA, please contact the African Leadership Foundation's Graduate Program Manager for your region:

Sheila Agiti
Coordinator for New England, New York Tri-State Area, Pennsylvania.
sagiti@africanleadershipfoundation.org

Mia Pskowski
Coordinator for the remainder of the United States (South, Midwest, West Coast) and Canada.
mpskowski@africanleadershipfoundation.org

Graduate Hosts are organized around the following chapters (including leaders for each chapter):

Bay Area, CA New England
Molly Efrusy Amy Brakeman, Lisa Henderson
Washington DC New York City, NY
Debbie Banda Lisa Issroff
Hartford, CT/Western Massachusetts Rochester, NY
Patricia Kelmar Martha Pradhan
Midwest  
Joan Schaefer