Our President

Dr. Seanelle Hawkins was named the Urban League of Rochester's new President and CEO, effective June 3, 2019. Dr. Hawkins is the first woman to ever serve as President and CEO of Urban League of Rochester.

Dr. Hawkins joins the Urban League from her position as Executive Director of Sojourner Home, a local nonprofit empowering women, children, and their families through transitional support services as they recover from traumas associated with homelessness, domestic violence, mental health, and substance use disorders. As leader of Urban League, she will continue to serve the mission of building self-sufficiency through education, skill development, employment, and homeownership in Rochester on a larger scale.

"I am thrilled to serve as the first female President and CEO. I look forward to exploring new economic development opportunities, increasing access to education and employment opportunities, and partnering with our stakeholders to advance the Urban League Movement." shared Dr. Hawkins.