Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo is a Partner at The City Fund, an education nonprofit investing in city-based efforts to help kids and families access great public schools.
Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo is a Partner at The City Fund, an education nonprofit investing in city-based efforts to help kids and families access great public schools. Kameeelah oversees city-based investments to support local leaders in the growth of quality schools, expanding teacher talent, and elevating the conditions for student success.
Before joining The City Fund, Kameelah served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Community Engagement at The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit. At The Mind Trust, Kameelah built the organization’s strategic plan for community engagement and launched initiatives to ensure community awareness and investment in education transformation. Kameelah’s work was instrumental in developing the nationally unique partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), the Mayor’s Office and The Mind Trust to support district-charter collaboration and the growth of Innovation Network Schools. Kameelah also led the formation of civic coalitions like The Lewis Hubbard Group, a bipartisan group of civic leaders who serve as advocates on education policy issues. Kameelah’s passion for improving public education stems from a deep belief in educational equity.
Prior to The Mind Trust, Kameelah practiced law for eight years in Indianapolis and New York City. Kameelah holds law degree from Indiana University’s Robert McKinney School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from DePauw University. Kameelah lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters.