Syed Ali is enthusiastic about the possibilities Baltimore has to offer emerging business leaders. “With countless service-learning and community engagement opportunities, Baltimore is fertile ground for future non-profit and profit business leaders,” says Syed.
Meeting student leaders from other Baltimore-area colleges through Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape, has taught him a healthy disregard for the impossible. “Spending a week with students from other campuses empowered me to take my vision further than I could have done on my own,” says Syed. “I discovered how to apply my skills, strengths and passions to the city of Baltimore.”
Syed’s vision is to promote financial education awareness among youth in Baltimore. “Financial education can foster financial stability for individuals, families, and entire communities,” he says. A first step toward realizing his vision, Syed is hosting a series of enrichment courses on financial education for youth working at CUPs Coffeehouse in West Baltimore.