Founder and Visionary
For nearly three decades, Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad has been serving both youth and adults as an educator, transformational leader, entrepreneur, and author. Always working with the underserved in urban and rural areas, he has focused on the development of boys to men, been active in social justice, and building progressive organizations. His previous leadership journeys have included being a principal, career college president, Corporate Director of Education, and Regional Vice-President of a national mental healthcare organization. Throughout this time, he has launched 18 schools and specialized programs, led a staff of 2,400 across 11 states and spoke on leadership and community building in 4 continents. He is currently the founder and CEO of Akoben LLC, a professional development company, and Transforming Lives Inc., a provider of alternative education services. Through this work, he is continuing to diligently “transform lives, one community at a time.” He is the author of The Restorative Journey – Book One: The Theory and Application of Restorative Practices and contributing author of Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities.
He has a BA in International Affairs from Franklin & Marshall College, an MA in Educational Leadership from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. He is a proud father of two grown people and lives in Delaware with his wife, Christina, and their 3 dogs.