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Mileka Aljuwani



1957 -- 2006


OBITUARY

Mileka Aljuwani was born on May 8th, 1957 to Saharah and Wahab Aljuwani in Buffalo, New York.

Mileka received her formal education at Bennett High School in Buffalo, New York and furthered her education at Howard University, obtaining a BA in Pharmacy and in Accounting.

Mileka was the National Executive Director of Project 2019. In her leisure time, she enjoyed writing and painting. She was active in the following organizations, among others: Project 2019, National Black United Front, N’COBRA, Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Business Alliance, New Black Panther Party, LOC, and Angela Davis Cop Watch. She worked with the Million Women March, the Million Youth March and the Million Family March. Mileka was a founder of Blacks for Responsible Government.

Mileka departed this life on August 20, 2006. She was preceded by her father, Wahab Aljuwani; her mother, Saharah Aljuwani; and her older brother, Wahab Aljuwani, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her brothers, Shakoor and Hashiem Aljuwani and Rodney Heath; her sister, Tanya Heath; her sisters-in-law, Carol and Lenore Aljuwani; and a host of loving aunts, nieces, nephews and caring friends.

 


Biographical Information

EXPERIENCE

September 2002 -- Present ***** WS Business Group, Milwaukee, WI
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Independent Consultant
* Business development, marketing, public relations, writing, and editing
* Wrote documentation for contractor to MPS neighborhood schools project
* Did business plans for modeling agency, cleaning business, other businesses
* Assisted nonprofit organizations with planning, obtaining 501©(3) status
* Marketing, public relations, writing, and editing for diverse clientele


May 2002 -- Present ***** Project 2019 Milwaukee Chapter, Milwaukee, WI
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Executive Director (Volunteer Position)
* Organizational development, fundraising, supervision of tutors, volunteers, etc.
* Tutoring, test preparation, etc.



June 2000 -- September 2002 ***** Community Enterprises of Greater Milwaukee (CEGM), Milwaukee, WI
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Business Services Specialist
* Consulted with business clients on aspects of starting and running their business
* Administer loan funds for daycare and other businesses
* Consulted with various nonprofit organizations and ministries on startup, management, etc.


1997 -- 2000 ***** African American Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee, WI
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Business Development Consultant
* Consulted with the Chamber's members on starting and growing their business
* Edited the Chamber's newsletter
* Represented the Chamber at meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.


1994 -- 1997 ***** Various Organizations Milwaukee, WI
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Finance/Administrative Contractor
* Finance and administrative positions at Johnson Controls, Inc., GE Medical Systems, and other companies
* Technical writing for Bruner Corp. and other entities
* Computer operator at Merrill Lynch, Milwaukee office


1991 -- 1994 ***** Various Organizations San Francisco, CA, Albuquerque, NM, St. Louis, MO, Peoria, IL and Milwaukee, WI
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Social Worker
* Intake, counsel, and social services to mostly homeless clientele
* Coordinated volunteers at homeless shelters


1988 -- 1990 ***** The Electronic Library San Francisco, CA
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Academic Researcher
* Researched and wrote papers on diverse subjects to academic and business clients


1996 ***** Medgar Evers Academy, Milwaukee, WI
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Teacher -- Science, Computers, Art
* Taught middle and high school student


1994 -- 1997 ***** Various Organizations Milwaukee, WI
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Finance/Administrative Contractor
* Finance and administrative positions at Johnson Controls, Inc., GE Medical Systems, and other companies
* Technical writing for Bruner Corp. and other entities
* Computer operator at Merrill Lynch, Milwaukee office


1991 -- 1994 **** Various Organizations San Francisco, CA, Albuquerque, NM, St. Louis, MO, Peoria, IL and Milwaukee, WI
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Social Worker
* Intake, counsel, and social services to mostly homeless clientele
* Coordinated volunteers at homeless shelters


1988 -- 1990 **** The Electronic Library San Francisco, CA
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Academic Researcher
* Researched and wrote papers on diverse subjects to academic and business clients


EDUCATION

Howard University/Washington International College Washington, DC
* B.A. Business Administration- Accounting major, magna cum laude
* Minors in Science and Communications.



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