||Founder and CEO, One City Early Learning Centers
Kaleem is the founder and CEO of One City Early Learning Centers. His prior position was President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison. Prior to the Urban League, Kaleem was co-founder and CEO of Next Generation Education Foundation, at Bowie, Maryland. He has also held executive leadership positions with Target Corporation, Fight For Children of Washington, DC, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). Prior to BAEO, Kaleem held positions with the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the Madison (WI) Metropolitan School District. He also served as the director of national initiatives for the American Education Reform Council.
In 2001, Kaleem was the youngest recipient of the City of Madison, Wisconsin's Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award and Urban League of Greater Madison's Whitney Young, Jr. Award. In 2008, Kaleem was selected as one of the first recipients of his alma mater's Forward Under Forty Award, and was invited to the give the first Distinguished Alumni Lecture by the UW Alumni Association. He is a national signatory with the New York City-based Education Equality Project and listed in Who's Who in America (2007) and Who's Who in the World (2010). In 2010, Kaleem served as one of the 45 expert reviewers for President Barack Obama's Race to the Top Initiative.