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New York Urban League President & CEO Appointed to the 
Advisory Council on Nonprofits for the City of New York

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April 3, 2024

New York, N.Y. – New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice was appointed to the inaugural Advisory Council on Nonprofits to the Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services on April 3, 2024.  The appointment is for a two-year term and begins immediately.  The Advisory Council on Nonprofits to the Mayor’s Office for Nonprofit Services is tasked with advising and shaping the priorities of the Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services. Comprised of leaders and experts in the nonprofit sector, the Advisory Council will work with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services to serve as a link between the Adams administration and the nonprofit organizations serving New Yorkers.  In a letter from New York City Mayor Eric Adams, he cites Rice “as a leader of one of our City’s invaluable nonprofit organizations” and that her “input will be critical to the success of the Advisory Council.”  


“Nonprofits play a crucial role in the operation of New York City. These organizations provide essential services and programs, fill gaps in social services, create jobs, drive economic growth, and promote civic engagement. As such, it is with great pleasure that I accept this appointment to serve the City of New York in this capacity.  I look forward to working with my fellow Advisory Council members to help shape the future of the City’s engagement with the nonprofit sector,” said Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League.


The 30-member advisory council will convene regularly to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities facing the nonprofit sector, develop innovative strategies for capacity-building and sustainability, and advocate for policies to help nonprofits thrive. In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services, the advisory council will provide insights, guidance, and recommendations connected to policies, legislative agendas, and responses to programmatic issues within city government that impact nonprofit organizations.

The inaugural members of the advisory council represent a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations, including those focused on social services, education, arts and culture, and advocacy. Their diverse backgrounds and perspectives will ensure that the advisory council effectively addresses the needs of the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Advisory Council will be co-chaired by Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services Interim Executive Director Diane Mamet, Union Settlement President and Chief Executive Officer Reverend Dr. Darlene Williams, and Urban Pathways Chief Executive Officer Frederick Shack. 

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NYUL 58th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner Celebrates Changemakers

In keeping in remembrance of Frederick Douglass’s legacy and dedication to equality and human rights coupled with excellence and sophistication, the night’s honorees were rewarded for their contributions to elevating Black businesses, their ability to forge strong partnerships, and further connect the dots in the advancement of forthcoming generations. The prestigious honorees of the night included: Aurora James, George Gresham, Camille Joseph-Goldman, and Renee McClure-Mills alongside Honorary Co-chair Meagan Good.

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