Meet the World Lecture Series

From West Africa to New England, Building Communities A lecture by Ali Dieng February 22 @ 12:00 pm in 246 Haldeman

Ali Dieng is the Family Outreach Coordinator and Parent University Manager for the Burlington Kids Afterschool Program at the Burlington School District. In this role, Ali works with families of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, assisting them with paperwork and processes to access afterschool programming for their children. Ali also provides cultural competency workshops for afterschool staff and teaches drumming to students.  As Parent University Manager, Ali coordinates with a multitude of community partners to create engaging classes and workshops for parents and families of children in the district that encourage parents to engage in the school and community and provide them with concrete knowledge and skills to improve their quality of life and ultimately their children’s success. Ali has worked for Burlington Kids in various roles for the past eight years, since moving to Vermont in 2008. He is also involved in the community as a member of Rights & Democracy and a board member at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. Ali is from Mauritania in West Africa where he studied law at the University of Nouakchott, taught elementary school, and engaged in grassroots youth organizing. Ali lives in Burlington with his wife Angela and two daughters and enjoys music, soccer and family hikes.