On November 1, 2014, attorney Jeffrey A. Hassan agreed to become AALF’s Executive Director. Hassan will continue to direct the AALF towards its mission of full employment and building wealth, closing the achievement gap, affecting legislative policy and promoting healthy living in the Twin Cities African American Community.
Hassan brings 38 years of experience as a trial attorney, as well as having provided legal representation to organizations and institutions such as the Harvest Network of Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Metropolitan Council, Howard University, and Minneapolis and St. Paul Urban League. In the last years of his career, Hassan focused primarily on issues surrounding education. Hassan is a life-long resident of the Twin Cities and euphemistically refers to himself as being “International,” in that he has lived an equal number of years in Minneapolis and St. Paul. He graduated from Minneapolis Central High school, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota Law School.