Paulo Nzambi

CEO & Head of School

Paulo Nzambi joined Imani Christian Academy as its new CEO, Head of School in May 2017.  Mr. Nzambi obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Penn State University and his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.  Mr. Nzambi’s employment experience is broad and diverse.  During his career as a trial lawyer he represented individuals, corporations and the City of Pittsburgh in state and federal court in tort, civil rights and employment litigation.  Mr. Nzambi is also a published poet, playwright, an entrepreneur.  As a non-profit executive, Mr. Nzambi most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Manchester Bidwell Corporation in Pittsburgh and the National Center for Arts & Technology . A fluent French speaker, Mr. Nzambi has traveled extensively within the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and West Africa.

Mr. Nzambi serves on numerous boards including, the Center of Life, The Tull Family Theatre, Radiant Hall, and the Union of African Communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  When asked what attracted him to join Imani, Mr. Nzambi replied that: “Imani is perfectly aligned with my personal mission to improve the quality of life for a specific population of people in a replicable and measurable way.  I am honored that God has provided this opportunity to build on the accomplishments already achieved by my predecessors and to pursue a bold and courageous vision for Imani’s future.” 


 Jerry MacCleary

Chair, Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, we would like to welcome you to Imani Christian Academy!


Imani’s commitment to provide an enriching and scholastically challenging education coupled with a strong spiritual foundation for all children, regardless of their social and economic status, sets it apart from other schools.  Our unique educational model unveils, develops, and nurtures each student in a safe, caring environment.  We value each child. We mentor and guide each one to achieve his or her highest potential.  In addition, Imani is dedicated to making sure our youth are college or career-ready upon graduation.


We have experienced firsthand the life-changing difference that a strong spiritual foundation and a rigorous education in a devoted and loving environment can make in the lives of these extraordinary children.  We are struck by their personal courage and strength.  They ask nothing other than a chance to work hard and change their lives through education. 


I encourage you to visit the school, and see why Imani Christian Academy is a uniquely special place!


Jerry MacCleary

Chair, Board of Directors

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