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Metropolitan Leadership institute, Inc. looks forward to renewed activity after the long pause brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic.  While we could not achieve all of the goals we set for the organization in 2020, we were able to support and guide high school seniors on their road to successful completion of their course of study and applications for college.  We also paid out scholarships to educational institutions for 100% of the recipients who were awarded them in 2019.  As we approach the second decade of our existence, we do so with a new outlook toward our purpose, operations and programs of service.  We have a class of new Board members who are meeting the challenge of serving. 


As a past board member, I can appreciate the progress made over the years.  As the current interim Board Chairman, I am energized by the opportunities emerging for Metropolitan Leadership Institute, Inc. to meet the current and evolving needs of our community.


We thank those of you who have supported our fundraising and program activities in the past and hope that you will continue your support and others will join as we implement our programs and service in the community.

Board Members:

Lani Stigler – Vice Chair

Debra Johnson – Treasurer

E. Jeanne Cosby – Recording Secretary

Audrey Gardner – Corresponding Secretary

Kim Ford – Financial Secretary

Martha Carpenter

Sharon Hayes

Yvette Richards

Meredyth Vick, Esq.

Norma McKelvy, 



The Metropolitan Leadership Institute, Inc. (MLI) was founded in 2011 by members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mu Omega Chapter to operate as a separate and distinct 501(c)3 entity from the Sorority.

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