Director of Partnership Success


Qasim joined Change-Machine in 2021 as the Director of Partnership Success, where he leads partner engagement and supports strategic initiatives. He is a third-generation Harlemite and has spent 15 years working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on K-12 education, youth development, strategic planning, and partnership cultivation.

Before Change-Machine, Qasim served as the Director of Teacher Recruitment at New Schools for New Orleans. He devised strategies to develop new-to-teaching pipelines and led internal and external equity initiatives. Qasim also served as Regional Director of Playworks Louisiana, leading a team in delivering social-emotional play to over 15,000 elementary-aged students across Louisiana. Qasim is a graduate of Urban League’s Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity cohort, Emerging Leaders through Greater New Orleans Foundation, Propeller’s Growth Accelerator cohort, and Tulane University’s Mellon Graduate Program.

Qasim currently lives in New Orleans. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to vinyls and binge-watching anime.