Program Coordinator, Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing

Prior to joining CURA, Malik worked as a Community Organizer with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition to promote access, equity, and community benefits of bicycle infrastructure, policy, and engagement. He also served as the Executive Director and Economic Development Organizer of North Minneapolis’s Harrison Neighborhood Association for 11 years leading community engagement projects, racial equitable development initiatives, business development, and land use planning.

He received an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts in Human Services with a minor in Sociology from the University of Minnesota Morris.

Malik currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Headwaters Foundation for Justice. He is a long-standing member on CURA’s Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program Grant Review Committee, a 2004 graduate of Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing's Neighborhood Organizing Training Program, and a past member of the Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing Advisory Committee.

Malik is a native of Chicago but has lived in Minnesota for over 13 years. His life has centered on community, spirituality, music and dance, his wife and son, and his love for learning, community capacity building, systems change, racial equity, & direct service.

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