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There is a place where people wake up hungry in the morning and go to bed hungry at night. These people are our neighbors. The place they live is called Trenton.

Board of Trustees - Qareeb Bashir

He recently retired as Fire & Emergency Services Director for the City of Trenton after a distinguished career with the Fire Department which included service as a Captain, Battalion Chief, and Acting Deputy Chief. In 2011 he was asked, by the then Trenton Mayor, to come out of retirement after 28 years of service, to serve as the City’s civilian Fire Director (the first-ever African American Trenton Fire Director).

In addition to his dedicated career in fire protection, he has since 2003 been an Iman (religious leader) of the Islamic Center of Ewing. Over the years he has been involved with a wide range of professional, religious and charitable organizations including the Trenton Emergency Medical Services, Trenton African American Fire Fighters Association, Trenton Advocates for Quality Education, the PSAT Tutoring Program, Getting Out and Living Successfully Program, Co- chair of United Mercer Interfaith Oganization. Islamic Council of Greater Trenton (as President) and The Zakat Fund (as Chairperson) . He has also coached and sponsored basketball teams at Martin House and the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County and volunteered as a mentor at the Mercer County Correctional Center and as Islamic Chaplin for Capital Health Center hospitals.

He has taken a wide range of continuing education and certification courses at the National Fire Academy and taken courses in business management at Mercer County Community College and in Islamic Studies at Temple University.

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