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Co-Founder, Harlem Children’s Zone
Founder, Institute For Urban Leadership
With unprecedented success disrupting the cycle of poverty and achieving landmark results in education, health, and social development, founder of the Institute For Urban Leadership (IFUL), George Khaldun has for twenty years implemented strategic innovations developing leaders and an education pipeline from pre-natal through college in distressed communities. Currently consulting on comprehensive solutions for businesses, organizations, and States looking to confront and combat cyclical poverty on all fronts, George is a management and leadership specialist speaking regularly before national and international audiences including at the Aspen Institute, the United Nations and U.S. Department of State. George is also the co-founder of the heralded Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a sprawling social experiment with widely documented success in developmental outcomes replicated by the Obama administration in communities across the country. As co-founder, deputy to the president, chief operating officer and chief administrative officer at HCZ, he spearheaded an organization that employed over 1,000 people, many from the surrounding community, while serving over 20,000 young people and adults annually, deploying education, health, early childhood, and violence prevention programs and developing a leadership development curriculum. George sits on a number of advisory boards including New York University’s Leadership Initiative and is senior faculty at the Institute for Personal Leadership - an affiliate of Columbia University Business School’s Executive Education Program. Current clients include the Miami Children's Initiative where George consults on organizational strategy. George was previously an economic development specialist for the national NAACP and adjunct professor at Bermuda College. George holds an AB in Government from Bowdoin College, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and has also studied at the London School of Economics and Columbia Business School. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Khadijah Abdullah is the Founder and Executive Director of RAHMA. She is passionate about helping the community and identifying resources to help others. She was invited to The White House and met President Obama in recognition for her efforts. She also writes for The Huffington Post and is the Founder of National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day and Playtime Event Sitters, an onsite wedding and event childcare company. Khadijah resides in Northern VA with her husband and daughter.