Meet the Board

Arva Rice

Arva Rice has more than 15 years experience in the non-profit arena, ranging from working with New York City entrepreneurs in a micro lending program to working with young people as a counselor, mentor and tutor.  She has extensive experience in collaboration building, strategic planning, fundraising and marketing.  Arva is President & CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL) and organization that has a rich history and long legacy of service to New Yorkers. Today, the mission of the NYUL is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy.
Prior to joining the League she served as the Executive Director of Project Enterprise, an organization that provides business loans, technical assistance and peer support to New York City entrepreneurs who lack adequate access to business financing.

Arva is a member of the Women’s Forum and Greater New York Chapter of The Links Incorporated. She is on the Board of Trustees of First Corinthians Baptist Church.  In the past she has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Brooklyn Partnership(CBP)  a non-profit dedicated to financial literacy and education in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Arva graduated from the Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  She currently lives in Harlem.