Full name:Job Mashariki
Award:Honoring Our Veterans
Job Mashariki is a Founder and former President/CEO of Black Veterans For Social Justice, Inc. (BVSJ). He guided the organization through 30 years of service to veterans and their families, as well as the community at large.
Born in Bedford Stuyvesant in 1943, Job earned his Associate Degree from NY Technical College, his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and his Masters from the City University of New York. He is also a graduate of the Columbia University School of Business Executives Program.
Job has been cited extensively for his dedication, organization and innovative approaches to service delivery. His commitment, leadership and vision of community development as well as providing services to veterans and their families continues to be reflected through BVSJ’s extensive programs today and will continue to be well into the future.
Job has demonstrated his leadership skills through serving on several boards, including the Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council, Inc., the NYC Coalition for Veterans in Pain and Distress, the Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services Corporation, the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans, the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant, the Black Agency Executives, the National Association of Black Veterans and the Human Services Council of New York City.
For his many accomplishments, Job has received numerous awards, including awards from Congressmen Ed Towns, Major Owens and Charles Rangel and Assemblyman Roger Green and the Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Community Development Award.
A loving father and husband, former businessman and a community activist, Job has been guided by a basic principle of both sacrificing and sharing a considerable amount of time and resources to help liberate our people.