Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy


Prospective Members

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. >>



Ernesto Malave
Leadership Academy

555 West 57th Street, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10019

Kevin Tucker
Executive Director

Kisha Fuentes
Program Specialist



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MLA students help woman battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

pic4 On March 15, 2013, Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy (MLA) students Melissa Dosil and Dan Aliotta facilitated a bone marrow donor drive at the College of Staten Island (CSI). >>

Guests from Burundi Africa speak to MLA students about “Keeping Dignity”

photo4 On October 24th, 2014, Gordien Ndizeye, David Rurama, and Alberic Wege shared their story with MLA students about a program they started entitled “Keeping Dignity - Garukira Ubuntu.” >>

First Annual DREAMers Conference Held in John Jay College

FullSizeRender The Malave Leadership Academy sponsored the First Annual DREAMers Conference on Friday, September 26th in John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students and student leaders from all 24 campuses attended the all -day event. >>



CUNY Leadership Academy Named
In Honor of Ernesto Malave

MalavephotoIt was the late 1970s when Ernesto Malave, lacking a high school diploma but harboring a laser mind and great determination, stepped through the doors of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)  >>


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