Founded in 2009 by Cornelius Williams, Jr., the Metro Atlanta Leadership Foundation (MALF) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a vision for metro Atlanta to be a place of hope, love and a catalyst for change. We are dedicated to developing vibrant communities by brokering resources for leaders of smaller nonprofits. In other words, we want to help those who are helping others.
We will make our vision a reality by implementing the “Wheel of Change” through our three strategic functions: engaging leaders of good faith and goodwill, building the capacity of others and developing joint initiatives. MALF is a member of Leadership Foundations, which is a global network of Local Leadership Foundations similar to MALF organizations working to transform the cities in which they operate.
GREAT LEADERS DON’T MERELY RECOGNIZE A NEED, THEY FIND A WAY TO MEET IT.
The Metro Atlanta Leadership Foundation (MALF) sees cities as places of promise and prosperity; cities as playgrounds rather than battlegrounds. We cultivate this shift by driving the wheel of permanent change. With leadership at its core, the wheel of change is fueled by three strategic functions—engaging leaders of faith and good will, building the capacity of others and developing joint initiatives.
ENGAGING LEADERS OF FAITH
AND GOOD WILL
We believe citywide transformation requires collaboration across multiple sectors, such as faith, business, government and education. Serving as an intermediary, we convene, connect and engage these diverse partners to develop comprehensive strategies to attack the toughest issues within our cities.
BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF OTHERS
We believe leaders drive change. Our leaders come from various
walks of life including urban youth, grass roots community
organizers, marketplace entrepreneurs and civic organizations.
Training, coaching and mentoring leaders results in empowered
people serving cities in their circle of influence.
DEVELOPING JOINT INITIATIVES
We believe if you are doing it alone then you are doing it wrong.
Through initiatives like the Youth Mentoring Collaborative,
MALF provides leadership, staff supervision, volunteer
oversight, fiscal management, resource development, program
evaluation and strategic direction that drives the wheel of change.
"HOW DO WE HELP LEADERS THRIVE? TRANSFORM METRO ATLANTA? BRIDGE THE RESOURCE GAP?"
CORNELIUS WILLIAMS - PRESIDENT
Leadership. That’s what we do. We collaborate with organizations to bridge the resource gap to help develop leaders. Whole leaders. Leaders who know their cities and know how to make those cities whole as a result.
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