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MLT Ascend

  • MLT Ascend
  • 7201 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 400
  • Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Theresa Atta
  • Director
  • (202) 751-2330

Program Description

MLT equips and emboldens high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities - African American, Latino/a and Native American - to realize their full potential, to make a mark and make a difference.

Launched in 2002, MLT is a nonprofit organization that is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of diverse leaders - while expanding the talent pipelines at more than 100 leading businesses, social-sector organizations, and universities. MLT has convened a uniquely powerful and vibrant community of Rising Leaders - 7,000 and growing - who are propelling change throughout our institutions, communities and nation.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring



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