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Sadiq Ali is a seasoned executive leader and people developer who believes deeply in diversity, equity and inclusion and the value of all people. He currently serves as founding Executive Director for MENTOR Maryland | DC, the region's affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, whose mission is to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships and to close the mentoring gap while centering youth voice and race equity. Through his organization’s programmatic innovations, capacity building efforts and ecosystems they have supported hundreds of youth serving organizations with a combined reach of over 100,000 young people.

Prior to his role with MENTOR Maryland DC, he spent years as an independent trainer and consultant working across the country in the areas community development, workforce readiness, youth empowerment and education, while serving boys and young men of color in a variety of settings ranging from schools to juvenile detention centers. Sadiq also worked with organizations to create custom programming for professional development and youth engagement.

Prior to this, Sadiq worked in retail management at both the store and district level, leading community engagement and CSR efforts.

Locally, Sadiq sits on a number of boards and advisory groups including being recently appointed to the Maryland Governor’s Commission for Service and Volunteerism, advocating for everyone to get more involved in service and My Brother’s Keeper Baltimore, which is part of the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Sadiq is also an author, frequent keynote presenter and facilitator, trained mediator, former adjunct professor and Results Based Accountability practitioner. 

Sadiq is a proud graduate of the historically Black university, Morgan State in Baltimore and University of Maryland-Global Campus, where he completed his MBA. He also takes pride in being a father, husband and active mentor.

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