131 W. Broad Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Board Liaison to:
Wilson Commencement Academy
Wilson Foundation Academy
Rochester Early College High School
Schools 4, 8, 20, 42, 43
Term expires Dec. 2015
Malik Evans has a long record of Community Involvement and leadership in the Rochester Area. Malik’s service to the Rochester Community began when he was just a teen growing up in Rochester attending Wilson Magnet High School. He started the City-County Youth Council to help get young people in Monroe County involved in service to the Community. Malik served on his first board of Directors at age fifteen. His involvement in the community led him to presenting on the role youth can play in community transformation across the country, culminating with a presentation at the White House in 1999. Malik continued this involvement during his time as a student at the University of Rochester. While at Rochester he helped to launch numerous initiatives to foster student involvement that brought student voices to the forefront. During his tenure the College Diversity Roundtable was created and the Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative address was launched, becoming an annual event. Malik loved serving as the Students Association Treasurer where he was responsible for all student activity fees.
Evans is a leader in business serving as a Vice President with M&T Bank Corporation. Evans decided to take his leadership skills to one of the most challenging enterprises in the Country, the Rochester Board of Education. Evans ran for the Board in 2003 upon winning the city wide election he became the youngest person ever elected. He has served as President since 2008. The Rochester school District is filled with challenges but Malik’s motto is simple, “we can find solutions to our most pressing challenges by focusing on finding common ground”. Malik has worked tirelessly to ensure students in Rochester have access to the same opportunities that he had.
Evans is involved in many community activities and boards including: Catholic Family Center Board of Directors. Evans has also been involved with the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF) for many years, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors.
Some of his past involvement includes serving on the Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association Board of Directors, the University of Rochester Trustee Alumni Council, Teen Court Advisory Board, the Catholic Family Center Homeless and Housing Panel, Prevention Partners Board of Directors, Center For Youth As Resources National Board of Directors. Mr. Evans has served as Legislative Aide to Rochester City Council, and he was a member of former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson's Commission on Race and Ethnicity and the Mayor’s Entertainment Taskforce. Evans also served on the United Way’s Impact Cabinet, Basic Employability Skills Training Program (BEST) Advisory Board, and the Liberty Partnership (LPP) Advisory Board and the Rochester Education and Literacy (REAL) Commission.
His latest challenge is running after his young son who serves as a daily reminder that we must create a brighter future for the coming generation.