Published: October 18, 2021
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

After a nationwide search for its next president and CEO, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has chosen Carlos T. Carter, a veteran business and nonprofit leader with ties to the city. 

Mr. Carter will begin his role at the Urban League on Nov. 10.

Previously, Mr. Carter has served as executive director of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that delivers educational services to homeless children. He was also a consultant for Holy Family Institute/Nazareth Prep and has worked in the banking industry.

“Saying ‘yes’ to this opportunity was not an easy decision as my current role at HCEF is the best job that I have ever had,” Mr. Carter said in a statement. “Moreover, there is a time and season for everything, and I am called to take on this next challenge to enable African Americans to achieve economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. Given the current state of Black Pittsburgh…I cannot ignore this call to action to help make Pittsburgh livable for all.”

His transition to president and CEO of the Urban League will be assisted by current President and CEO Esther Bush, who is set to retire from her position after 27 years .

The Urban League focuses on serving Black Pittsburghers through educational opportunities, health advocacy, housing counseling, parental education, support for early childhood and youth development, and hunger prevention services. It is the largest social services and civil rights organization in southwestern Pennsylvania.