2018 Luminary Award Winner, The Thursday Network

“Rashid and I worked together when I was president of a chapter in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity…Rashid sees problems and instead of complaining will roll up his sleeves and attempt to find solutions. I loved working with Rashid.” –J.G.

“Mr. Rashid Darden exemplifies purpose and passion. I have seen repeated examples of both of these in the almost 20 years that I have known him in personal, professional, and philanthropic capacities.” –K.K.

“I had the privilege to work with Rashid in both a volunteer and professional capacity. As volunteers in the same organization, he and I both chaired committees that sometimes worked together. His leadership skills and commitment to the common good ensured his committee saw great successes, and he was always a pleasure to work with.”  –T.S.

“Rashid and I met years ago but our professional relationship remains strong. He is the definition of advocate for the most marginalized within educational spaces. His candor, inquisitiveness and commitment to his own personal growth are excellent assets.”  M.L.