Celebrate Black History Month - A Deeper Truth: Revelations of the Soul - Ako Abdul
Ako Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Creative Visions Human Development Center, and was elected to the Des Moines School Board in 2003. He has served as Vice President of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Coordinator for Urban Dreams, and as a counselor in the Iowa prison system. Abdul-Samad has lectured and counseled internationally on community development, service to at-risk youth, and substance abuse prevention and crisis intervention. Abdul-Samad is a member of the board of directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium, Directors Counsel of Des Moines, African American Leadership Coalition, Senator Charles Grassley's "Face It Together,"Concerned Citizens for Justice and Bridges of Iowa. He is the author of A Deeper Truth: Revelations of the Soul.