Converge 2019:
Coming together to


This December, 24 emerging social purpose leaders are coming together in Brooklyn, New York, for the American Express Leadership Academy’s Converge Academy, hosted by LeaderStories and the Center for Creative Leadership.

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24 Leaders, selected by a panel of judges, received a scholarship (including training, lodging, and select meals) to attend the Converge Academy, December 9-11, 2019. Nominees are committed to staying in the sector and continuing to advance, learn and inspire others.

The impact that the Leadership Academy has played in my current successes has been immeasurable. It expanded my network, it expanded my horizon of what is possible.

Nwaka Onwusa, Curatorial Director at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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About the American Express Leadership Academy

Founded in 2008, the American Express Leadership Academy builds the personal, business and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders through multi-day, in-person trainings. The initiative has grown to a global program, training world-class leaders who work in the areas of social justice, education, the arts, health, the environment, and more. From 2008 to 2020, we hosted more than 160 Leadership Academy programs around the world, training more than 5,400 nonprofit and social purpose leaders. Learn more.