Published October 22, 2021
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Carlos T. Carter, a family man, married with three sons, and a longtime member of Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh in the Hill District, said he was truly called to lead one of the most important and impactful organizations in the region.

On Nov. 10, the Pittsburgh-born-and-raised Carter will begin his new role as President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the Courier has learned. His final day in his current role as executive director of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is Nov. 3.

In an exclusive interview with the New Pittsburgh Courier, Oct. 19, Carter said leaving his post at HCEF was “very difficult and emotional. We’ve built something here that’s quite amazing. But I know that it will continue. I just feel like the call for Black Pittsburgh is an even greater call that I have to leave my comfort zone and step up and be part of the process.”

Carter added: “I felt called to this position.”