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 is currently Regional Director of Greyston Center for Open Hiring where he is introducing Greyston’s innovative Open Hiring® model to the Rochester community, to assist local businesses in creating more inclusive workforces and create job opportunities for individuals who face barriers to unemployment. Prior to joining Greyston, he worked at the Urban League of Rochester for over 11 years in a variety of roles, most recently as head of its workforce development programs.  


Mubarak holds an MPA from the College at Brockport of the State University of New York, 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 the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester as well as the Urban Choice Charter School, and as a board observer at the United Way. Mubarak is a graduate of United Way’s 2019 African American Leadership Development Program where he was nominated by his peers as the class representative and was recently recognized as one of Rochester Business Journal's 2020 Forty Under 40. He also serves as President and Outreach Coordinator at his local Mosque. Mubarak resides in Rochester with his wife and three sons.


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