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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

 to Help Underrepresented College Students Launch Game-Changing Careers


Baltimore, MD – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation’s first and leading intercollegiate fraternity founded by African American men, is collaborating with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to ensure its members and those in their communities secure top-notch internships and high-trajectory jobs.

MLT is a national nonprofit that provides Black, Latinx, and Native American talent with coaching, instructions, and networking contacts to excel in high-trajectory careers, secure economic mobility for their families, and become high-impact senior leaders equipped to advocate for vulnerable communities. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.’s partnership with MLT affirms the 115-year-old fraternity’s goals.

“Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders. Our organization has long understood the magnitude of establishing a strong career path, which often includes first-class internships and a solid connection to a job post-graduation,” said Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “Our internal drive is to stimulate the ambitions of our members and to function as a catalyst for positive social and economic change in our communities. This alliance with MLT will align synergies between both organizations, and ultimately lift our respective communities overall.”

Alpha Brothers accepted into the MLT Career Prep Program will participate in a rigorous 18-month career development program for emerging leaders, which includes individualized and group coaching, skill development seminars around the country, possible travel assistance, and access to 120 prestigious employers with an alumni network of more than 8,000 professionals.

“MLT and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are aligned in our mission to ensure we can get talented people of color into game-changing careers and into leadership positions,” said Rishal Stanciel, Director of Career Prep Fellow Recruitment for MLT. “I personally know many outstanding members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., who have been Career Prep Fellows in past years, and I am really looking forward to having many more in the next year and in the future.”

Mohamad Merilan, Solutions Architect at Credit Suisse, is a member of the fraternity and is an alumnus of the MLT Career Prep Program. 

“I am honored to say that I have been a product of both institutions: MLT and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. MLT provided an industry-trained professional career coach that helped me realize personal clarity on my career function, provided a playbook of skills training, and exposed me to hundre8ds of top Fortune Partners. I found my target company with Credit Suisse in New York City, an accomplishment that I never could have achieved on my own. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., gave me powerful values to develop in leadership and service to all. I am forever grateful.”

College sophomores are eligible to apply to the MLT Career Prep program. Please visithttps://mlt.org/career-prep/ to learn more and to find the application, which opens in June 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process or MLT, please contact Rishal Stanciel, Director of Fellow Recruitment and Senior Career Prep Coach, at rstanciel@mlt.org.


About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, MD, was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The fraternity has long stood at the forefront of the African American community’s fight for civil rights through Alpha Men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Adam Clayton Powell, Thurgood Marshall, Paul Robeson, The Honorable Andrew Young, Edward Brooke, and Dr. Cornel West. The fraternity, through its more than 720 college and alumni chapters and general-organization members, serves communities in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit: apa1906.net and follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on Twitter and Instagram @apa1906network or on LinkedIn as “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.”

About MLT

Launched in 2002, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit that is transforming the leadership pipelines of our most influential organizations by driving breakthrough results for individuals and institutions. MLT coaches African American, Latinx, and Native American talent to secure high trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities. MLT’s career and leadership development programs provide unparalleled opportunities for our rising leaders to succeed at pivotal stages throughout their careers — from college students to early and mid-career professionals to senior executives — and gives them the genuine confidence that they belong in the uppermost tiers of leadership. MLT also provides a comprehensive solution for institutions that combine best-in-class recruitment, retention, and diversity strategy offerings. Visit us at www.mlt.org