Founder of Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts, Boston
Ali is determined to use sports to empower young people in marginalized communities to realize their true abilities and fight for their dreams. She created Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts, an athletic training business that offers mentorship, academic advancement, and youth employment opportunities serving regions of Boston where 40% of Latino and 35% of Black youth live in poverty.
At Level Ground, they are passionate about our students growth on and off the mat. Ali’s social venture gotten kids off the streets, hooked up with meaningful jobs, and into college.