Founder & Visionary
In 2012, Yusef Wiley was released from a California Correctional facility after serving close to 22 years. Yusef hit the ground running being supported by both family, friends and faith community in the SF Bay Area. He immediately assumed the position as leader by advocating for social reforms, mentoring youth both privately and as an Islamic Studies teacher and mentor for all faith communities within the Public School sector. Not long after that, request began to pour in for Yusef to share his story at local government meetings, College campus events and Companies in the Silicon Valley. Yusef Wiley later decided in 2014 that it was time to bring to life his Community based organization, the Timelist Group, Inc., which is now a successful multimillion dollar operation serving the Greater Los Angeles and SF Bay Area. Yusef Wiley has added to his portfolio a Consultant Company, YW Consultants LLC, an S-Corp called, Timelist Inc and owner of successful e-commence clothing store.
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Yusef-Andre Wiley , was born October 24, 1969 and raised in South Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents, Betty and Sampson Wiley originally from the state of Texas. Andre is the youngest of five children. By the age of 13, he started associating with gang members and getting into trouble around the neighborhood. After serving a juvenile sentence, Mr. Wiley continued his gang involvement with other known gang members earning a reputation as a gang banger in the areas of South LA District 2 BOS area of (Compton, Watts and Willowbrook), which eventually landed him in the correctional system in California at the age of 21. After being placed in solitary confinement, Mr. Wiley began to discover his spirituality and later converted to Islam. It was his spiritual faith that took him away from the destructive lifestyle of the gangs to a more purposeful and honorable way of living, by 2001 he began his sacred training under Shaykh Rami Nsour via Zaytuna Institute and later under Tayba Foundation where his teacher (as Director) began to dedicate his work towards Islamic education for Muslim inmates. Though Yusef turned away from gang activity, he never went into protective custody or became, what Correctional officials call, “a drop-out.” He served close to 22 years before he was released on May 24, 2012 at the age of 43. Mr. Wiley has now been working for many years to end gang and youth violence through his development and writing intervention and rehabilitation programs.
He is the creator and founder of the Timelist Group (a pre-release/post-release) rehabilitation program which also provides housing for parolees Los Angeles California and continues to provide trainings at several CDCR facilities. He also has assisted several reentry start-up organizations in the SF Bay Area, a former Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission of the City of Union City, Alameda County Reentry Panels and Advisory Boards. He is an author and has gained an AA degree in Small Business Management as well as Paralegal Degree and is a certified trainer and Personal Coach of the John Maxwell Team. Mr. Wiley is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Timelist Group/Timelist Inc.
Besides Inspiring Entrepreneurs and Leaders, I welcome Speaking requests from Educational Institutions, Corporations, Government and Correctional Agencies in hopes to create mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations that support positive societal growth.
- Yusef-Andre Wiley
Public Positions Held
Alameda County Community Advisory Board / 2013 - 2015
City of Union City CA, Human Relations Commission / 2014 - 2016
City of Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission / 2016 - 2019
Los Angeles County Reentry Health Advisory Collaborative (RHAC) / 2020 - Current
Social Justice Partners Los Angeles (SJPLA) Advisory Committee - Homeless Initiative / 2020 - 2022
Check out his autobiography “If I Knew Then: Life of Yusef-Andre Wiley”. [available on Amazon]
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“The U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) connects emerging foreign leaders with their professional counterparts in the U.S. to cultivate international cooperation and understanding. In the past several months, Yusef Andre Wiley has met two IVLP groups, whose program topics were related to reentry for men and women in the United States. He spoke with both delegations about rehabilitation and prevention for at-risk populations and provided a unique, firsthand perspective to the issue of incarceration as an ex-gang member. - Danica Kreculj, Program Officer at IVCLA
" Yusef Wiley has been instrumental in assisting our organization, Ten Toes In with working with our formerly incarcerated brothers with our Mentorship Program. This Mentorship Program is an accountability relationship with our formerly incarcerated Ten Toes In brothers and newly paroled men who are married or in committed relationships.
Yusef also rebuilt our website and gave it a more professional appearance. He added all of the programs and services that Ten Toes In currently provides and will provide in the future.
Finally, he helped to create our Curriculum, Intimate Relationships 101. This curriculum facilitates a six month class twice a month at Avenal and Pleasant Valley State Prisons and it teaches the men to be better men for themselves and their partners in a marriage or committed relationship. It also teaches life skills while incarcerated and it prepares them for a successful reentry. Ten Toes In is proud of the Partnership that we have cultivated with Yusef Wiley and his TEAM. " - Darlene Burke, Executive Director at Ten Toes In