As salamu alaykum,
Coming from Memphis TN as a teenager, Kareem has been able to see Buffalo’s growth over the years through the lens of an outsider. Buffalo’s beauty, food, culture, as well as discrimination, bone chilling winters, and untapped potential causes him to view the city as a canvas waiting to be painted.
Living throughout the inner city and graduating from the University at Buffalo highlighted the need to equalize disparities locally. Buffalo has developed rapidly in recent years and yet a lot of our residents have not benefited as much as people relocating from other cities.
Kareem has worked with organizations like Say Yes Buffalo, and the University at Buffalo and now joins Open Buffalo to use his passion for storytelling and communication to amplify the mission and accomplishments of our organization, community members, and partners.
Photo by Patrick Cray.