The Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI) is a non-academic co-educational leadership program designed to expose Baltimore Area high school students to business, college, career and life concepts not typically addressed in the curriculum and pedagogy of most schools.

Since 2005, the foundation of GBALI is the idea that success is defined by more than a career, and that a career is determined by more than academics. Emphasis is placed not only on educational and career choices but also on the importance of interpersonal relationships and accountability to oneself and others. GBALI students develop a more complete and stronger understanding of the connection between decisions, career, friendships and family.

See for yourself. Check out our 10th Anniversary Documentary [Click Here].


Since 2005, our students have proudly represented the following 60+ schools. Start or build on your school’s legacy. 

Archbishop Curley High SchoolDulaney High SchoolLoyola BlakefieldPaul Lawrence Dunbar High School
Baltimore City College High SchoolDundalk High SchoolMaryvale Preparatory SchoolPerryville High School
Baltimore Leadership School for Young WomenEastern Technical High School McDonogh SchoolPikesville High School
Baltimore Polytechnic InstituteEdmondson-Westside High SchoolMercy High SchoolRandallstown High School
Baltimore School for the ArtsFranklin High SchoolMergenthaler Vocational Technical High SchoolReginald F. Lewis High School
Boys’ Latin School of MarylandFriends School of BaltimoreMilford Mill AcademyRoland Park Country School
Bryn Mawr SchoolGarrison Forest SchoolMount Hebron High SchoolSeton Keough School
Catonsville High SchoolGeorge Washington Carver Center for Arts and TechnologyMount Saint Joseph High SchoolSevern School 
Chapelgate Christian AcademyGilman SchoolNew Town High SchoolSt. Frances Academy
Chesapeake High SchoolHammond High SchoolNotre Dame Preparatory SchoolSt. Paul’s School for Girls
City Neighbor High SchoolIndependence School Local 1 High SchoolOakland Mills High SchoolSt. Paul’s School for Boys
Concordia Preparatory SchoolInstitute of Notre DameOverlea High SchoolSt. Timothy’s School
Coppin Academy High SchoolJohn Carroll SchoolOwings Mills High SchoolTowson High School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High SchoolKenwood High SchoolPark School of BaltimoreWestern High School
Digital Harbor High SchoolLoch Raven High SchoolParkville High SchoolWestern School of Technology
Doris M. Johnson High SchoolLong Reach High SchoolPatriot High School (VA)


GBALI is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. Your support helps us provide the right tools and plan college tours for our students.