Khalif has spent more than 20 years at the nexus of education and social change, guided by the wisdom of young people and hearing their clear longing for the beloved community. His work has long been deeply informed by his contemplative practice and sense of play as a musician, poet, and artist. He most recently served as lead consultant on strategy development and implementation for the Bay and Paul Foundation’s PreK-12 Transformative Learning Practices Program, and now is the Program Director. Over the last two decades, he has created partnerships for racial equity in higher education, consulted for nonprofits and community groups on strategy and organizational development, served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Humane Education, and provided on-the-ground transformative school leadership as the Director of the Bay School. He is committed to advancing efforts to steward the public trust to transform human systems that oppress, exploit and degrade into ones that nurture, repair and protect. He is currently an eager hands-on student of relational philanthropy, learning as strategy, network resourcing, peace, fatherhood, and zen meditation.