In 2010 Mubarak Lawrence graduated from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Economics with a Minor in Media & Communications.
Mubarak attended Ursinus College where he implemented a program called "BearTreks". This event was established in February of 2010. The event was named in recognition of how far the school has come with regards to issues of diversity and awareness of racial issues. The name also has significance in that the event begins with the 'Unity Walk', in which all students march across campus together. BearTreks is an unconventional way to honor Black History Month and it intends to unite all people in recognition and celebration of our differences.
In August of 2011 Mubarak enrolled into an AmeriCorp VISTA position at the Mayor’s of Education in Philadelphia. As the Public Outreach Coordinator for PhillyGoes2Collge Mubarak traveled through the Greater Philadelphia region providing youth and adult with the resources to enroll into post-secondary institutions. As of September 2012, was employeed as the Career and Post-Secondary specialist for Philadelphia Academies Inc.’s Student Success center at Abraham Lincoln High School. Lawrence provides guidance to students looking to enrich their academic and/or professional futures.
Mubarak Lawrence also has the title of Vice President for Rising Sons; a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Their purpose is to target underprivileged youth (primarily males) to open their eyes to what they can offer to their community, to their country, to the world -- as well as what the world can offer them. Mubarak also coordinates Rising Sons’ events such as “Reason For The Season”, in which is an uplifting holiday celebration for families who are struggling financially, with a focus on the children.
Mubarak Lawrence launched his own Limited Liability Corporation by the name of Rising Community Enterprises LLC in the Summer of 2013. RC Enterprises is a firm that focused on providing low-income communities with economic and community development services. Mubarak strives to administer business consultation, community investments and youth enrichment program to build self-sustaining communities. In the short time since the firm’s inauguration, Rising Community Enterprises has business transactions and investment totaling two-hundred thousand dollars in the Philadelphia area.
Mr. Mubarak Lawrence plans to become a figure in the minority community that exemplifies the following: grit, resilience, and ambition. He believes these character traits are pivotal to lasting-change in under-served communities nationally and internationally.