San Diego, CA (PressExposure) September 18, 2008 -- On October 7, 2008, the Urban League of San Diego (ULSDC) Guild will install Monte Jones as its third Guild President succeeding Keith Goosby. After two years of service, Goosby will turn over the reins to Jones who has a long history of service with the Urban League.
This is the second (auxiliary) office as president to be held by Jones who helped launch the San Diego chapter of the Urban League Young Professionals in 2001. Jones successfully implemented and grew the Young Professionals to a healthy membership of 75 active members. He also implemented the Annual âFall Into Jazz and was instrumental in maintaining high visibility and professional development of the YPâs with programs such as the annual Leadership Development Summit.
Jones is a Government Contractor with the Department of the Navy, where serves as the Transition Manager. He also is the Chief Executive Officer of BAME Renaissance Community Development Corporation (CDC); a faith-based nonprofit that advocates for affordable housing, senior services and economic and business development.
A South Carolina native, Jones has served twenty years as a member of the U.S. Navy and holds a Bachelors of Degree in Business Administration. Jones is a LEAD San Diego Graduate and is an Alumnus of the Harvard University Community Development Program in Cambridge MA.
Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors of a Richardâs Place Inc. an HIV/AIDS Program; and his previously served on Board of Directors for the Diamond Business Improvement District, San Diego Urban League and the City of San Diego Citizens Review Board
Outgoing Guild President Keith Goosby - âServing as the Guild president for the past two years has been a great experience. Working with a very energetic and professional team of Guild board members in an effort to support the mission and vision of the Urban League of San Diego County and the constituency they represent has been uniquely rewarding. As I continue to serve the Urban League in other capacities, the fond memories of the past two years will not be lost.
As I move on it is with the knowledge that the Guild leadership will be in the more than capable and proven hands of Monte Jones. With Monte at the helm I anticipate the Guild reaching increased heights of achievement. Monte brings a record of successes in many different professional and community endeavors and will without question add to the already great reputation of the Urban League of San Diego County and it's Guild.â
ULSDC President/CEO Ray King â âWe look forward to and embrace Monteâs installation as the Guildâs new president. He will bring the same level of community involvement and enthusiasm as he did when he served as president of the Young Professionals.â
Jones states, heâs grateful and humble for the opportunity to lead an organization like the Guild, but most of all thinks that the time is now to lead an organization when the word âchangeâ is at the center of our future. He also states that being able to support the Urban Leagueâs mission and mobilizing a community as rich and diverse as the areas the Urban League advocates, for was the primary reason for taking a leadership role once again.
The community is invited to attend the installation and to renew their membership and service.
The installation will be held in the Manpower boardroom at the Urban Leagueâs corporate office located at: 720 Gateway Center Drive, San Diego CA. 92102 on Tuesday October 7, 2009.
The event will start at 6:00pm and will feature networking, food and music.
About the Guild: Guilds are the volunteer arm of the Urban League and work to support and assist in interpreting the work of the Affiliate. They do this by providing community service and affiliate financial support through fundraising projects. They invite you to help make a difference by joining the Urban League Guild of San Diego County. To learn more about the Guild, visit http://www.ulsdc.org
About the ULSDC: The Urban League of San Diego County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that serves over 10,000 people, by providing direct services, research and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their fullest potential. Primarily working with African-American and other emerging ethnic communities, its network of professional staff is working to close equality gaps for people at all economic levels and stages of life, and giving citizens a chance to give back as volunteers.