About Us

We empower Zambian and Zambian American youths by fostering leadership and community engagement through our programs, mentorship, and events. We are proudly supported by generous donations from people around the world.

Our History

Founded in 2014 by a group of passionate Zambian Americans, ZLA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming mindsets and much more. Established to promote leadership within the diaspora, ZLA has now adopted a strategic approach to engage both the diaspora and youth, driving social and entrepreneurial impact while fostering cultures of integrity.  ​​More About Us →

Our Vision

Zambians Promoting Leadership in America (ZLA) envisions a future where ethical leadership and community responsibility are the norms. We hope to achieve this goal through empowering youths and fostering engagement in the diaspora. We desire to have a transformative and social impact, encouraging everyone to shift their mindsets and challenge the status quo.

Our Impact

Through our “Shifting Mindsets” conferences, various programs, and mentorship opportunities, the ZLA Foundation has significantly influenced young leaders in the Zambian diaspora, encouraging them to not simply accept the corruption around them​​. We are also in the process of building and strengthening social, cultural, and economic ties between Zambia and the USA.


Looking ahead, we plan to continue expanding our programs, fostering greater community involvement, and hosting impactful events to empower our next generation of leaders​​. We are constantly working towards creating a culture rooted in integrity that fosters investment, entrepreneurial spirit, and tourism opportunities. We hope you’ll join us in our goals.

Be the Change

We believe in excellence, integrity, and taking action. To help us with our goals of bettering Zambian youth leadership, learn how you can get involved today.

Contact Our Team

Are you ready to help but have a few questions first? Perhaps you’re ready to jump right in and assist us with our vision. Get in touch with us today.
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