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Available for interviews: Arva Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League, Inc.

Date: Jun 02, 2020
Available for interviews: Arva Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League, Inc.

For your coverage of Covid-19 and how it is disproportionately affecting African Americans, as well as other related topics, we invite requests for interviews with Arva Rice, President & CEO, The New York Urban League, to speak about the work NYUL is undertaking for the community it serves in response to this pandemic.

The New York Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League, is a 501 (c)(3) civil rights organization enabling African-Americans and other underserved ethnic communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services, and advocacy in this highly diversified city. The New York Urban League is leading the way underserved African Americans are educated, employed and empowered across the 5 boroughs of New York City.  For the past 100 years, they’ve inspired, influenced and ignited over 1 million black people to achieve their highest aspirations, continually adapting to need generated by societal changes.

During this time of devastating pandemic the community needs the support of the NYUL more than ever.

Arva Rice can speak about:

  • NYUL has established a Relief Fund for African American children and families
– will provide cash grants of up to $1000 to families and college students affected by COVID-19. Direct cash grants to assist families with rent, utilities and other bill payment.
  • NYUL Receives Grants from Pfizer Foundation, Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, Robin Hood
– grants of $5000 to $50,000 to the organization
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • NYUL hosts a series of Virtual Town Halls with local, state and federal officials, civil rights leaders and medical professionals

– to provide information and dispel myths and untruths about the coronavirus

Upcoming NYUL Virtual Town Halls

Thursday, May 28 – Risky Business: Aid to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

An open forum for business owners to hear strategies to survive this time and thrive into the future, and hear about resources to support their businesses. We will also provide information for individuals to learn how they can support small business owners and become true advocates for entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Arva Rice, President and CEO New York Urban League
Opening Remarks: The Honorable Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller
Jonnel Doris, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services
Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, Director, Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center
Cara Robinson Sabin, CEO, Sundials Brands

Melba Wilson, Melba’s Restaurant

Time- May 28, 2020 06:00 PM  To register:

Thursday, June 4 – Outside the Classroom: Educational Support for Parents & Teachers

Recording available at

a focus on mental health and well-being   Panelists included Lt Governor – Kathy Hochul, Ebone McIntosh Carrington, Harlem Hospital, Dr. Raji Ayinla, Chief, Department of Medicine, Dr. Michael Lindsey, NYU McSilver Institute, Danielle Belton, The Root and Pastor Kyndra Frazer, The Hope Center Harlem

How COVID-19 is Affecting the Black Community,” April 9 with Harlem Hospital CEO Ebone McIntosh Carrington, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, State Senator Kevin Parker and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

About New York Urban League

For over 100 years, the New York Urban League (NYUL) has led the way in the education, employment, and empowerment of underserved African Americans across the five boroughs of New York City. During this time, we are proud to have inspired, influenced, and ignited over one million Black people to achieve their highest aspirations. NYUL remains a vital resource for our city’s African Americans and other underserved groups. We invest to transform the lives of over 8,000 families each year by providing quality higher education options, economic opportunity, and community engagement. Visit us at and

To schedule an interview with Arva Rice please contact:
Lisa Skriloff (for the New York Urban League)
Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc.

Press: To request interviews or photos, please email or simply reply to this email and provide your contact information and request

Town Hall Panelists also available for interviews:
Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, Director, Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center
Cara Robinson Sabin, CEO, Sundials Brands

Jonnel Doris, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services

To request an interview with panelists, email and your request will be forwarded to each.