Imani Bazzell has worked as a community educator and organizer in the areas of racial justice, gender justice, healthcare access, educational reform, and leadership development for over thirty years. She is the founding director of SisterNet, a local network of African American women committed to the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health of Black women. She is currently director of At Promise… of Success, a collaboration between the Champaign Public Schools, the Community Academic Support Network and the University of Illinois dedicated to increasing the numbers of African American students engaging the secondary rigorous curriculum and prepared to attend the college of their choice. She has also served as an independent consultant with public schools, colleges and universities, unions, non‐profits, state and international agencies, and community-based organizations to promote organizational development and social justice.

Imani was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.