Usman started his non-profit journey in 2016 through a program offered by Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) in Brooklyn, NY and interned at their GED program Youthlead. Through CHLDC, he was introduced to AmeriCorps and served a stint as a Program Coordinator for Sunset Park Americorps Reach Out and Read under the NYU Langone banner. After that role concluded, he was given the option of becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA and came to Colorado, working for the Denver Regional and Mobility Access Council and now CNDC! Helping behind the scenes and finding purpose through serving is what draws Usman to non-profit work. In his free time, he pursues his passions of writing fiction, music, character design, and video game design.