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Wasiullah Mohamed

Forward Cities
Pittsburgh Director of Community Entrepreneurship
Wasi currently is the Pittsburgh Director of Community Entrepreneurship at Forward Cities, a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between cities and micropolitans to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. 

Previously, as the Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Wasi worked to empower, educate, and unite the diverse community in Western PA through social services and outreach programs.

In 2016, he was appointed by Mayor Bill Peduto to the Commission on Human Relations (protecting civil rights) and Welcoming Pittsburgh Commission (encouraging immigrant and refugee inclusion), he was elected chair of the latter. He was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Also in 2018, Wasi was elected to the ACLU Pennsylvania State Board of Directors. In 2016, Wasi was named the Executive Director of Emgage PA, where he coordinates political education and organizing activities throughout the commonwealth. Mohamed was recently named "40 under 40" by Pittsburgh Magazine and "Who’s Next in Pittsburgh Politics?" by The Incline, the youngest on both lists.