ALA provides young leaders with life-long access to powerful networks, support, and opportunities that will accelerate their impact and leadership journeys on the African continent.
Our Alumni Network
Building Vibrant Communities
young leaders in the network, from 57 countries
young leaders connected with jobs and internships since 2010
of our earliest graduates are currently engaged in work and projects in Africa
Our Alumni Network
Connecting alumni to each other, ALA, Africa, and the world at large.
At ALA, we believe that transformative leadership takes years to develop, and we remain committed to supporting our students even after they graduate and leave the Academy. We provide ongoing support and engagement as they transition to university, launch ventures, start careers, and pursue their goals beyond the Academy walls.
Our support services include mental health assistance, community building initiatives, and connections to different resources. We are dedicated to serving as a bridge between alumni and the resources they need to succeed, regardless of where they are in their life journey.
Early Career Success
ALA’s Early Career Success team is dedicated to connecting young leaders in our network to meaningful professional development opportunities to accelerate their career pathways and increase their social capital.
Our flagship offering, the Professional Development Program, aims to equip young leaders with key professional and social skills that enhance their impact in their jobs and internships. This program includes online modules, coaching, and “Barazas,” which are intensive workshops that develop all aspects of career readiness.
The Africa Careers Network (ACN) Portal is a web portal that connects young leaders to transformative early career opportunities, including internships and jobs, that accelerate their skills development and impact their career journeys. Through ACN, ALA has collaborated with over 1,000 employer partners and placed over 5,000 young leaders into internships and jobs in Africa and abroad.
Connecting our community for impact
At ALA, we believe that intentional, organized groups of people can harness the power of connections to achieve greater impact in their work. That is why we have created six sector communities that drive this agenda. Each community provides an ecosystem that enables network members (alumni, thought-leaders, and established changemakers) to connect to each other, share ideas, and collaborate on initiatives that drive meaningful impact in their respective sectors.