About Arbazz

Arbazz is an award-winning marketer, nonprofit founder, doctoral student , and podcast host. Arbazz founded the Sahaba Initiative at the age of 17 to address poverty and has raised over $5 million dollars to holistically address structural and systemic injustices among low-income families in the inner city by integrating wellness, advocacy, and service.  He lead the Sahaba Initiative to become the 2018 Nonprofit of the Year recognized by the State of California and he’s recruited hundreds of Muslim Millennials and GenZers who have been historically marginalized in getting involved in their local community.

The Martin Luther King Foundation took notice of Arbazz’s talent and chose him to serve on the board of directors to prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology. He was also elected as the youngest person to serve on the board of directors of the Shura Council of Southern California where he represents over 1 million Muslims across the region. In his board role, he created Young Inspirers, the largest network of Muslim young professionals of Southern California.

He recently launched the podcast The Bazz Show which engages some of the most conscious leaders in the world by exploring their innovation and turning it into action. The guests have diverse backgrounds from technology to education. Each guest echoes the simple idea that we have barriers that prevent the accessibility of resources from marginalized communities.

In his day job, Arbazz works at the intersection of organizational leadership and marketing in higher education. He believes in utilizing storytelling and marketing to create change and create opportunities to lead impact. Arbazz has deep expertise in digital fundraising and growth hacking, education marketing, organizational change, cultural shifts, and social media branding and thought leadership. Currently, Arbazz is completing a doctoral degree in organizational change and is focused on researching the science of motivation, internal drivers, and meaning among young people in leading change.