Khalif Ali is a native of Pittsburgh, PA with an extensive background in community organizing/engagement and public policy. Khalif has been working closely with community-based organizations, local government, foundations and individual activists to craft and advance a progressive policy and advocacy agenda. Vulnerable populations are at the center of his work.
Most recently he was the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for the Pittsburgh Foundation where he advanced the policy agenda of the foundation. During his 3 1/2 years with the foundation, Khalif was able to play a role in passing two major pieces of legislation at the state level and a reforming the state’s congressional redistricting laws.
Khalif is a graduate of Point Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. In 2008, he earned his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Khalif also received a certification in Behavioral Insight from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently developing a consulting firm that will assist individuals, organizations and government entities to design and practice democracy in a way that is culturally responsive.