CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Urban League board chairman Jim Reynolds issued the following statement in recognition of the leadership of president and CEO Cheryle R. Jackson who, today, announced her departure for a new position in the corporate sector:
"The Chicago Urban League board of directors, staff and constituents are thankful for the powerful leadership of Cheryle Jackson and wish her well in her next endeavor. During her tenure with the Chicago Urban League, Cheryle, in partnership with the board of directors, brought together a great team and led the transformation of the Urban League into a national example of economic empowerment for African Americans and other underserved communities.
"Cheryle's talent, energy, and style were a tremendous boost to the Chicago Urban League at a time when the board knew that we wanted to move the organization into a direction that focused more on economic development issues. She was the right leader at the right time and her contributions will have a lasting impact on the Chicago Urban League.
"With the departure of Cheryle Jackson, we have begun a search for our next president and CEO. Herman Brewer, our acting president and CEO, has done a tremendous job leading the Urban League since last September. He and the Chicago Urban League staff are unwavering in their commitment to improving the quality of our community through entrepreneurship, education, workforce diversity and development, housing and advocacy. We look forward to Herman's continued leadership as we move this venerable civil rights and economic empowerment organization forward."
Chairman, Loop Capital
Chairman, Chicago Urban League Board of Directors
About the Chicago Urban League
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League is a civil rights organization that empowers and inspires individuals to reach and exceed their economic potential. The Chicago Urban League supports and advocates for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans through our agenda focused exclusively on economic empowerment as the key driver for social change. For more information visit www.thechicagourbanleague.org and www.DriveChangeNow.org.
Chicago Urban League Spring Summit (April 8, 2010)
The powerful link between a quality education and economic success is the focus of the Chicago Urban League's first annual spring summit on April 8, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Utilizing the theme Education=Economic Empowerment, the Urban League will convene local and national economic, education and business leaders to explore ways Chicago can improve educational opportunities for its children and adults as well as increase economic empowerment opportunities for African Americans and other underserved communities to help the region remain competitive nationally and globally. The summit is presented by National City, now a part of PNC.
SOURCE Chicago Urban League