The Malave Leadership Academy (MLA) develops leadership values and skills through experiential civic engagement, advocacy activities, and leadership competency training. MLA students learn how to be effective leaders both within CUNY and their own communities.

The Malave Leadership Academy (MLA) develops leadership values and skills through experiential civic engagement, advocacy activities, and leadership competency training.

Participation in MLA will provide you with opportunities to develop your advocacy skills and learn how to identify and access key city, state, and federal government stakeholders. Students will also participate in service projects that address issues important to CUNY. MLA is ideal for students who are interested in community service, having an impact on public policy or wish to participate in the political process.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, MLA students participated in the following activities:

  • Unidad Latina
  • The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
  • SOMOS El Futuro Conference
  • Washington D.C legislative visit
  • Legislative hearings
  • Legislative advocacy trips to Albany
  • Citizenship Now! Immigration drive
  • Martin Luther King Day at Phillip Randolph High School
  • The Food Bank of New York
  • The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Students will also participate in educational workshops and conferences based on three leadership models: Social Change Model, Student Leadership Challenge, and Servant Leadership.

If you are interested in joining MLA, please contact a Student Life Representative on your campus.