Kareemah Hanifa

Kareemah Hanifa was born January 15,1978. She is a Muslim native of Charleston, South Carolina though she has spent the majority of her life in the State of Georgia. Kareemah comes from a large blended family of 16 siblings. She recently received her Associates in Positive Human Development and Social Change and is currently working on her Bachelors in Psychology at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. She is a licensed Master Cosmetologist and a youth advocate. Kareemah is also a Criminal Justice Reform advocate and Reentry Consultant.

Kareemah is a ToastMasters Gavel Club member. In 2010 she was invited to speak at Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice forums. She has since been invited to speak at her Candler School of Theology Certificate Graduation, Faith and Character Graduation, and Ending Mass Incarceration 3-day workshop at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Her most prestigious speaking engagement was at TedxDecatur at Emory University 2019, Atlanta, Georgia. Kareemah is a Conflict Resolution leader, Peace Studies Negotiator and certified C.I.T. (Compassion and Integrity Training) facilitator. She is a Life Skills Coach and taught her framework JOAT at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta during Spring Semester 2020. In September 7, 2020 she began co-hosting ‘Returning Citizens for Returning Citizens’, a nation-wide podcast addressing issues involving re-entry in America. Kareemah is a GACHEP board member, EdTrust Fellow, and 2023 Represent Justice Ambassador while employed as the Lead Community Organizer for IMAN Atlanta where she is leading the rights restoration campaign, “No Taxation Without Representation.”