Urban Lessons Learned
CLEVELAND: Myron F. Robinson, who retires on July 1, 2007 after a 37-year career with the Urban League movement, will discuss his tenure as president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, his vision for the future of the city, and his suggestions for young professionals on realizing that vision and otherwise distinguishing themselves in this city at noon on Monday, February 26, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Robinson’s first job was deputy director of Youth Incentives with the Youngstown Urban League. Two years later he was selected to attend the National Urban League’s Executive Development program at Harvard University, preparing him to become the youngest president in the country when he took the helm of the Madison, Wisconsin Urban League. Robinson has also headed Urban Leagues in New Haven, CT and Greenville, SC, where he served for nine years before returning to northeast Ohio in 1991.
Robinson has revolutionized the Urban League of Greater Cleveland’s community programming and opened the door for broad-based, multicultural, community partnerships. In November, 2002, he cultivated the first multicultural business ownership summit, convening a diverse assembly of ethnic groups to share best business practices for entrepreneurs.
Robinson presently serves on various boards: the State of Ohio Governor’s Workforce Policy Board, John Carroll University, KeyBank Advisory Board, University Hospital Health Systems, Greater Cleveland Workforce Investment Board, Fannie Mae Northeast Ohio Advisory Council and United Way Services CAE Public Policy Committee.
This special program is organized by The City Club New Leaders, which develops significant opportunities for civic involvement and freedom of speech among young professionals under the age of 40.
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.