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Melaak Rashid
Advisory Board Member

Melaak Rashid is the principal consultant of United Funding and MR Nonprofit Consulting providing grant writing, strategic development, human resources, cultural competency, fund development, organizational, programmatic, and board development services as well as is the Development Director of Smart Development, which focuses its work on community development, civic engagement, and social service work within the refugee, immigrant, and newcomer communities. Melaak has over 7 years of experience as a nonprofit professional helping bring in over $15MIL to minority-led nonprofits to further their work and missions and small businesses across Greater Cleveland. Melaak received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Political Science with a minor in International Politics from Cleveland State University as well as her Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership with certificates in Urban Planning and Nonprofit Management from The Levin College of Urban Affairs. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Affairs. She currently serves as a board member for CAIR-Cleveland, ClevelandVOTES, The Young Latino Network, and serves as a community advisory board member for The Refugee Response. She has received awards from Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club in 2021 for Top 25 under 35 Movers & Shakers, the Ohio CDC Association Ned Neuhausel Award in 2020, Global Cleveland 2021 Youth Leader Award, Arab America Foundation 40 Under 40 Awardee--Class of 2023 and was apart of the 2021 NGen Independent Sector fellowship.

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