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Apply for the BLI 2017 Kiongozi team! (Small Group Leader)

Want to play an active role in making this year’s Black Leadership Institute a success?  Apply to join the BLI Kiongozi team!  A total of 8-10 students will be selected to assist as small group leaders and to assist with the coordination of the event.  Learn more below: 


Must be a UT Arlington student with a minimum 2.5 GPA by application deadline.

Role & Responsibilities:     

Kiongozis are responsible for the following:


  • Attend mandatory training session this November (date TBA).
  • Assist with tabling for BLI recruitment in UC at least 1 time between Jan 20th – February 6th

During BLI

  • Assist with setup and breakdown of event (e.g. decorations, registration table, a/v needs, etc)
  • Aiding attendees with check-in and seating assignments
  • Leading a small group of 10-12 students in discussion, peer-to-peer conversations
  • Aiding workshop presenters through introduction and time keeping
  • Assist with serving breakfast and lunch
  • Distributing and collecting program evaluation forms

We highly encourage Kiongozi members to have a high level of enthusiasm and aide in promoting this event since the team plays an integral role in the experience.


  • Exclusive BLI Kiongozi Apparel
  • Opportunity to attend the MLK City Wide Banquet and /or African American Alumni Association Semi-formal Banquet held in the spring. (Approximate value : $50 per ticket)
  • Upon successful completion to the listed responsibilities you will receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Director of Multicultural Affairs, Leticia Martinez, to use for your future scholastic or professional endeavors 


Contact Jordee Josiah, BHM Chair, at

Application and Deadline: 

Applications are now open. All UTA students eligible. Deadline to apply: November 8th. 

Apply for the Kiongozi Team!

Applications to join the Kiongozi team for the next BLI will be available this October. Check back for updates!