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Arva R. Rice

New York Urban League
President and CEO
212.926.8000 ext. 117
P.O. Box 1794 New York, NY 10027

Arva Rice is a passionate community leader who has dedicated herself to creating pathways to success for young people with a focus on girls and women. Arva currently serves as President & CEO of the New York Urban League. The New York Urban League is leading the way underserved African-Americans are educated, employed and empowered across the 5 boroughs.  For the past 100 years we’ve inspired, influenced and ignited over 1 million black people to achieve their highest aspirations.

Arva is a member of the Women’s Forum, Greater New York Chapter of  The Links Incorporated, a Commissioner for the NYC Equal Employment Practices Commission and Trustee at First Corinthians Baptist Church. Arva is a 2013-2014 Annie Casey Fellow, a national fellowship for government and nonprofit leaders focused on supporting innovation solutions for children. Arva graduated from the Northwestern University. She currently lives in Harlem.

Speeches & Topics

Women and Leadership - Strategies for Professional Advancement
Women and Leadership - Overcoming Setbacks
Importance of Diversity & Inclusion - Strategies to Create Inclusive Workplace
Importance of Diversity & Inclusion - Developing Partnerships to Further Recruitment and Retention Goals
Leading While Black - Finding Voice and Developing Strategy to further Professional Goals