June 2021

Columbus Urban League hires new vice president to focus on initiatives serving Black males

Courtesy of Columbus Business First
By Hayleigh Colombo
June 22, 2021

The Columbus Urban League has hired a new vice president that will focus on a variety of initiatives, including those specifically serving African American males.

Charles Hill will become the vice president for programming and operations on July 1. He comes to the organization from the city of Columbus, where he served as a grants management coordinator.

Hill, a previous Columbus Business First 40 under 40 honoree, also has experience at Experience Columbus, Rev1 Ventures and the United Way of Central Ohio.

“We welcome Charles’ expertise in directing responsive, effective operations while also engaging and connecting with community partners,” Urban League President and CEO Stephanie Hightower said in a statement. “His background with nonprofits, government entities, and foundations prepare him well to elevate awareness and maximize the impact of the critical work that will fall under his purview.”

Hill will be in charge of initiatives focused on African American males, including I am My Brother’s Keeper, My Brother’s Closet, Father 2 Father and Choose 2 Change. He will also oversee facility operations, and the Building Futures program, which provides “a proven pathway to the middle class,” according to the Urban League.

“I am excited about the opportunity to continue to serve our great community,” Hill said in the release. “I live by the code: how many people are better off that I lived? If I’m not making an impact on the people and community that I live (in), then I’m doing something wrong. The Columbus Urban League has always been a pillar in our community for helping people in need. This legacy is something I am proud to be a part of. It’s time to get to work.”

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