May May Aliwas born and raised in Chicago, IL and she is the eldest daughter of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. While earning her B.A. Degree in Social Work, Maryum’s first cousin, Otto Ali, was a homicide victim of gang violence in her hometown, Chicago. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Maryum made a commitment to help at-risk youth, and she has been fulfilling this pledge for the past fourteen years in the gang prevention field.
As a Case Manager and Program Director for Community Build, Inc., Maryum has provided direct services to approximately 300 at-risk youth in South Los Angles. From 2009 to 2013, she served as Regional Manager for the department of Gang Reduction and Youth Developmentunder Mayor’s Office in Los Angeles. Maryum is currently developing her own gang prevention and youth development program in Los Angeles. Her organization is called DMTL. (www.DMTLFamily.org)
In addition to her work in social services, Maryum is the a