Founded in 2014 by a group of passionate Zambian Americans, Zambians Promoting Leadership in America (ZLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming mindsets, fostering leadership, building capacity, and elevating standards. Initially 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. ​​

ZLA serves as a bridge, fostering cohesiveness and responsibility.

Shifting Mindsets

As a visionary organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ZLA is dedicated to “shifting mindsets” to create lasting impact and nurture a generation of ethical leaders, addressing challenges that hinder transparency and accountability. Recognized in both the USA and Zambia, ZLA was the driving force behind the inaugural Diaspora Conference held in Livingstone, which was attended by President Hakainde Hichilema in July 2022.

ZLA takes evidence-based methods and uses creative approaches to curate programs that stimulate and create change agents:

  • Shifting Mindset Events & Conferences
  • Brunch & Learn
  • Youth Programs

ZLA has held over 40 programs and raised over $400K, 95% of funds raised go directly to its programs.  Our Funding Sources are from

  • Individual Donations
  • Corporate Sponsors & In-kind Donations
  • Ticket Sales

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