The African American Leadership Society (AALS) is a network of motivated advocates, donors and volunteers who are eager to support and enhance educational opportunities for all Quad Cities African American kids.
Children are born ready to learn; it’s on us to give them the right opportunities. Through investing our time as well as the right resources, we have the ability to make huge strides in narrowing the reading proficiency gap among our young Black learners.
We invite you to join us.
The number of black 3rd graders reading proficiently by 2030.
of black 3rd graders read at or above proficiency level
As an AALS Member, here’s what you get:
Join by giving $85 a month, or $1,000 annually. Your gift can go a long way to support and enhance educational opportunities for all Quad Cities African American kids all year-round.
Make your monthly gift and join AALS.
AALS Champion Investors are generous individuals or companies who contribute to the overall efforts of AALS year-round at a recommended level of $2,500 per year.
Champion Investors enjoy all the same benefits of AALS Members along with perks like:
AALS has deep roots with schools, nonprofits and those who want to advance education for those who are at a disadvantage. Why? Because education is one of the keys to how most people get out of poverty.
When you join AALS, you are supporting these five strategies:
AALS is building a stronger, more equitable community for everyone. We build bridges and create opportunities so everyone can thrive.
Dr. Yolanda Grandberry-Pugh
AALS Vice Chair
Gives elementary school students a fresh cut, a good book and some informal mentoring time all at once.
Helps create an in-school learning environment that supports social and emotional health, in partnership with Love Girls Magazine.
Supports groups working to address needs in the African American community, with emphasis on education spanning different age groups.