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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. 2019
Malik Evans has a long record of community involvement and leadership in the Rochester area. His service to the Rochester community began when he was just a teen growing up in Rochester and attending Wilson Magnet High School. Malik initiated the City-County Youth Council to help get young people in Monroe County involved in community service. His extensive community involvement led to speaking engagements throughout the country on the role youth can play in community transformation, culminating with a presentation at the White House in 1999.
As a student at the University of Rochester, Malik helped to launch numerous initiatives to foster student involvement and bring 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 also loved serving as the Students Association Treasurer, and assuming responsibility for all student activity fees.
In 2003, he decided to apply his leadership skills to public service by running for election to the Rochester Board of Education. Upon winning the city-wide election, Malik became the youngest person ever elected to the Board. As a member of the governing board of one of the largest urban school districts in the State, Malik’s motto is simple: “We can find solutions to our most pressing challenges by focusing on finding common ground”. He served as Board President from 2008 through 2013, and has worked tirelessly to ensure that students in Rochester have access to the same opportunities that he had. Evans is a leader in business having worked for M&T Bank Corporationand currently employed by ESL Federal Credit Union.
Malik is involved in many community activities and boards, including the Board of Directors for Catholic Family Center and for the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF). His extensive leadership experience 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 served as Legislative Aide to Rochester City Council, and was a member of former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson's Commission on Race and Ethnicity and the Mayor’s Entertainment Taskforce. He also served on the United Way’s Impact Cabinet; Basic Employability Skills Training Program (BEST) Advisory Board; the Liberty Partnership (LPP) Advisory Board; and the Rochester Education and Literacy (REAL) Commission.
Malik's latest challenge is running after his young sons, who serve as daily reminders that we must create a brighter future for the coming generation.