It’s not unusual to find graduates of the MCNY School for Business dedicating themselves to careers in Public Service.  Please join the entire MCNY Community in congratulating 2011 MBA General Management alumna, Xamayla Rose for all of her accomplishments and service to her community. Ms. Rose is embarking on the next leg of her public service journey with candidacy for City Council in Brooklyn.

Learn more about Xamayla Rose…

Xamayla Rose is a longtime Brooklynite, born and raised in the 45th council district. She serves on Community Board #17.

Swearing in of Treasurer Xamayla Rose at Community Board 17

Rose’s political and policy work began when in 2005, her brother, Christopher Rose, was brutally attacked and murdered over an iPod at the age of 15 near their Flatbush home. Since then she’s dedicated her life to combatting violence in her role as the Managing Director of Policy and Advocacy of the Christopher Rose Community Empowerment Campaign–a non-profit that aims to address the systemic causes of violence and strengthen families in Central Brooklyn.

In 2008, she worked for the borough president’s office where she worked on the early adoption of Raise the Age, Close 2 Home juvenile justice reforms and Cure Violence. During that time, she also ran HIV public health campaigns, jobs programs and oversaw Community Boards #3 and #16 as well as the Business Improvement Districts in Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville.

She plans to strengthen the communities in District 45, by examining how they can better allocate funds to support the safety nets in our community by financing local, grassroots nonprofits that effectively work right here in East Flatbush, Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Flatlands and Marine Park.

Rose has an associate degree from Kingsborough Community College, a bachelor’s in marketing from York College and an MBA from Metropolitan College of New York.

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