A native Washingtonian and lifelong resident of Ward 7, Amin grew up in the Kenilworth Courts Public Housing Development in far Northeast. As a youth Amin was a preteen President at the Kenilworth Courts Teen Center.
As a past Vice-President of the USA Amateur Boxing Federation’s Potomac Valley Federation, Amin co-founded the MPAC Boxing and Fitness Gym on Kenilworth Avenue NE, an initiative aimed at providing athletic and academic alternatives to at risk youth. With his focus on positive youth development, in the summer of 1984 Amin and his Team organized and sponsored the initial D.C. Recreation Department’s Boxing under the Stars Program, coordinating evening outdoor boxing shows around the city throughout the summer months. Amin is credited with assisting in the establishment of the Department of Employment Services Project Empowerment Plus Re-Entry Center.
Amin completed 3 years of study in International Relations at Georgetown University; Amin’s post-secondary education and training includes credentialing by Cornell University in Family Development, training at Southeastern University in Structured Decision Making, Solution Focused Training, Risk & Safety Assessments: Family Assessment Form Training and training through the National Center for Fathering in their “Quench The Thirst for Father” curriculum.
Amin’s public service commitment led him to The Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative as a Community Resource Specialist. Amin previously served as the Director of Constituent Services for Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander. Amin has served as the volunteer Islamic Chaplin for District of Columbia Department of Corrections at the Lorton correctional complex. Amin has also severed two terms on Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Commission on Re-entry and Returning Citizen Affairs.
Amin currently serves as a Supervisory Community Outreach Coordinator for the Metropolitan Police Department.