Urban Philanthropist is an ongoing conversation about issues within the cause-driven community. Here, find content that relate to the influencers, the activists, and the funders that effect the lives and issues in the community that are often ignored and unaddressed.

The open-ended goal is to raise your awareness to community service, charity, and social activism.

About the blogger

355Rakeem Sharif is passionate about the endeavors of the charitable sector. He is a proud native of Newark, NJ, a vibrant and cultural city with close proximity to New York. Over his career, he’s worked and volunteered for countless nonprofits and has learned invaluable lessons that he would like to share with you. He is also a graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied Strategic Public Relations on the Nonprofit Management track.

He is active with several professional and civic organizations in the tri-state area. His memberships include: the Black Public Relations Society- NY, Virginia Union University National Alumni, and his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also the newsletter editor for the Alpha East Journal, the Eastern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha’s quarterly newsletter.

If you have a story you’re interested in sharing, please email Rakeem at: rakeem@urbanphilanthropist.com


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