After attending college in Detroit, Mark dropped out and struggled to get back on track. It wasn’t until he received a disappointing email from his mother that he decided to move back home to Buffalo and attend community college and university. He obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in economics and urban planning but struggled to find a job due to his partial complex epilepsy. In his late 20s, he became epilepsy-free and eventually found work as a security officer in a county hospital.
Through his personal experiences, including living with epilepsy, Mark has gained a deep understanding of the challenges that low-income communities face and is committed to using his skills and talents to make a positive impact in these communities. Our organization is dedicated to promoting socioeconomic equality and providing resources and services to those who need them most.