Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is a nonprofit school network founded in 2013 with a strong track record in school/community transformation. We synchronize dedicated leadership with community organizations and partners across the country to provide the network, skills, experience, and support needed to help our scholars and families realize their full learning and earning potential. PLA University is a free workforce development program launched in 2020 to support adults within the PLA community as they strive to learn more and earn more. This program is free to any family member of PLA scholars.
We serve over 2,000 families in Indianapolis and 20,000 families across the country, we work to provide a quality education and equal access to opportunities. PLA University is our first program for adults that extends our work to improve the lives of children even further by helping to create financial sustainability for entire families.
Our goal is to to help our graduating scholars and their adult family members learn higher earning skills in in-demand fields that offer competitive salaries plus benefits, and the opportunity for future career advancement.