In a 1999 article in Madison’s Isthmus Newspaper titled “Futures Leaders of Madison”, editors said about Kaleem, “The thumbprints of this Madison native are all over local education projects, especially those which help minority students succeed. Indeed, his name was mentioned more often than any other by leaders surveyed for this article.” 

Kaleem has received a number of citations and awards for his work, including the following:

  • Madison Metropolitan Chapter of the Links Incorporated Distinguished Community Service Award (2018)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison’s LaMarr Billups Community-University Engagement Award (2018)
  • Madison Black Chamber of Commerce’ Presidential Eagle Award for Exceptional Vision and Perseverance (2018)
  • Madison365’s 44 Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin (2016)
  • Madison Magazine’s M-List 2016: Mentors and Teachers Award (2016)
  • Charter Hamilton Houston Institute’s Excellence in Educational and Community Leadership Award (2016)
  • Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness Legacy Award (2014)
  • 25 Most Influential People in Greater Madison (2014)
  • Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals’ Inspiration Award (2014)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Candace and Charles McDowell Alumni Achievement Award (2013)
  • Mentoring Positives Muriel Pimpkins Award (2012)
  • The Niagara Foundation’s Commitment Award (2012)
  • Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi District 9 (2011)
  • Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi Gamma Gamma Gamma Chapter (2011)
  • 5 People to Watch in 2011 [in Wisconsin], Wisconsin State Journal Newspaper, January 4, 2011
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association (2008)
  • Forward Under Forty Award, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association (2008)
  • Letter of Appreciation, The Honorable Dr. Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education (2004)
  • City of Madison Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, Madison, WI (2001)
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Equal Opportunity Award, Urban League of Greater Madison (2001)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (2000)
  • Named Future Leader of Madison, Isthmus Newspaper Editorial Board, Madison, WI, November 5, 1999
  • Named Leader for the New Millennium, The Capital Times newspaper Editorial Board, November 19, 1999
  • National Defense Service Medal, Persian Gulf War, United States Navy (1991)
  • Letter of Commendation for Service and Performance, United States Navy (1991)
  • Letter of Commendation for Physical Fitness, United States Navy Submarine Warfare Command (1990)

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