Michigan Chronicle Names Alphonso Amos One of 25 Standout Black Non-Profit Leaders

We are excited to announce that Alphonso Amos, our Executive Director for Urban Alliance Detroit, has been recognized by the Michigan Chronicle as one of 25 Standout Black Non-Profit Leaders!

The Michigan Chronicle recognizes these leaders for the pivotal role they play in “sculpting Metro Detroit’s community for the better”.

The Chronicle highlighted Alphonso’s efforts to drive a 36% increase in student engagement and his legacy of progress and inclusivity.

“Creating a future where young Black Detroiters not only dream of success but also possess the tools to achieve it, Amos’ work with Urban Alliance has illuminated a path of limitless potential.”

Urban Alliance CEO Abiodun Durojaye states, “We are proud of Alphonso’s dedication, innovation and leadership to increase the number of students we serve in Detroit. This award is a testament to the incredible work he and his team are doing to provide high school students with meaningful work experiences, skills training and mentorship that will support economic independence and upward mobility.”

Last year, 120 high school students participated in paid internships while 125 alumni, ages 18-24 benefit from ongoing mentorship and support as they pursue careers or higher education.

Click here to learn more about Alphonso and all of the leaders on the list.