MUBARAK BASHIR

Chairperson

Mubarak leads the Urban Choice Board in governing the school. He has extensive experience in nonprofit management, including program administration, strategic planning, and building effective partnerships. He currently serves as the Vice President for the Division of Youth and Community Services at Action for a Better Community.

Mubarak spent over 11 years at the Urban League of Rochester in various roles and most recently as the Regional Director at Greyston Center for Open Hiring. He introduced Greyston’s innovative Open Hiring® model to the Rochester community, which assisted local businesses in creating more inclusive workforces and job opportunities for individuals who face barriers to employment.


Mubarak holds an MPA from the College at Brockport, where he was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Society, and a Bachelor’s in Sociology/Criminology from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of Urban Choice Charter School, Conscious Capitalism Rochester and previously served as a board observer at the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Mubarak is a 2022 Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Ignite Award finalist, and he was recognized as one of Rochester Business Journal's 2020 Forty Under 40. Mubarak is also a 2021 graduate of Leadership Rochester and the United Way’s 2019 African American Leadership Development Program, where he was nominated by his peers as the class representative. He also serves as President at his local Mosque. Mubarak resides in Rochester with his wife and three sons.

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