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Join us in the Mile High City for AASC’s 20th anniversary celebration at the 
2019 National Service Coordinator Conference!

Derreck Kayongo
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Derreck Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. With his trademark panache, Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way.

The Global Soap Project recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished populations around the world. In creating this global humanitarian initiative, he demonstrated that a simple, yet novel idea has the power to transform the lives of millions. 

A Top Ten CNN Hero in 2011, his passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking earned him his current role as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 


Kevin Adler

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Kevin Adler is the founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, an award-winning nonprofit organization that reconnects our neighbors experiencing homelessness with their loved ones… and us. Previously, he co-founded three EdTech startups in Silicon Valley, and authored a book on how shared traumas can bring us together.

Adler has been honored as a TED Resident and TED Speaker, Ashoka and American Express emerging innovator, Rotary ambassadorial scholar, and MassChallenge winner. His work has been featured widely, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, on a billboard in Times Square, and NowThis.

Adler received his M.Phil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, and his bachelor’s in politics from Occidental College, where he was the 2018 Young Alumnus of the Year.


Maryum Ali

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Maryum Ali, eldest daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children, knew she wanted to help people early in her life. That mission has manifested in a myriad of ways as a stand-up comedian, musician, author, and social worker.  

With 15 years of experience in juvenile delinquency prevention and youth development, Maryum has worked with more than 300 youth and their families. In that capacity, she served as a director of gang prevention programs and as a regional manager for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development in the City of Los Angeles. Maryum is also the co-founder of DMTL, a nonprofit organization that focuses on gang prevention and youth in South Los Angeles.

More recently, A&E Network heard about her gang prevention work in Los Angeles and invited her to participate in their new docuseries, “60 Days In.” On this show, Maryum served 60 days in an Indiana jail as an undercover inmate with the mission of giving the County Sheriff recommendations on ways to reform the jail.

Maryum is the author of a children’s picture book about her father titled, “I Shook Up the World: The Incredible Life of Muhammad Ali.” She is also a spokesperson for Team Parkinson and The Parkinson’s Unity Walk.