Alam founded the non-profit organization The Enough Foundation, known simply as "Enough", as a junior in high school. The organization's focus is to improve educational access and quality to children, particularly in Pakistan. Alam has headed many charitable initiatives. Notable among these initiatives is the "Project Pakistan", a student-led project that is working to improve education in impoverished areas. The fundraising efforts for this project were marked by a benefit concert hosted on May 23, 2010 in Alam's home town, featuring Immortal Technique and many others. The project began in late 2011 in Karachi, Pakistan with the funding of three non-profit primary schools, as well as the rebuilding of another school in hopes of it attaining accreditation. In 2013 The Enough Foundation announced "Sans Silence", a new project led by Alam that would work to improve data accessibility and resources for research in the areas of child sexual abuse in Pakistan.
Alam has spoken on race relations at Capitol Hill, the State Department, and the White House. His work earned him a nomination for the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Alam was awarded the 2010 Be The Change award. Alam has been recognized for his work in race relations and humanitarian aid by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, D-5th District, among many others. He was featured in the 2011 Inaugural edition of the State Department newsletter. He is also a 2011 recipient of the Prudential Award for service to others. He was awarded the Presidential Award for Volunteer Service in 2011. Alam was also the youngest attendee of the Secretary's Global Forum on Diaspora communities in Spring 2011. In March 2011, Alam traveled with fellow members of The Enough Foundation to the Syrian border to visit refugee camps. In January 2013 Alam announced Project Sans Silence, an effort of The Enough Foundation focused on child sexual exploitation and abuse in Pakistan.
Alam has lobbied for many Political Activism Committees, focusing on reform in legislation that may be considered discriminatory on the basis of race or religion. In early 2010, Alam spoke before members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency regarding radicalization in Islam, as well as effective, constitutional legislation. Alam has also spoken before State and Federal legislatures, as well as members of the Senate, in an effort to increase federal funding and support of emergency relief programs, particularly in Pakistan and the Middle East. He has additionally volunteered extensively for the Democratic Party. On May 23, 2011 Alam testified at a Capitol hearing on hate crimes and racial profiling, in which he expressed the continued work that needs to be done in minority community relations. In January 2012, Alam—representing the Wesleyan Democrats—was the "sole protester" outside of the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Committee, protesting the appointment of Sebastian Giuliano a day before an official vote was to take place. The committee would later reject Giuliano's nomination. Alam has additionally spoken out against religious scholars and advocated for LGBT rights within Islam.
Alam's book, entitled "Ten Years Older", was released on September 11, 2011 .
Alam has pledged to donate all profits to The Enough Foundation.
Alam founded Fort Box Publishing in 2011, a not-for-profit publishing company that offered free services for authors engaged in humanitarian and activist work. In 2013 the company renamed itself to Fort Box Media and additionally branded itself as a web development firm.
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