Kevin Seawright’s Role In Revitalizing East Coast Urban Communities

As the CFO and Executive VP of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), Kevin Seawright is an active participant in the Newark community, his home.

Kevin Seawright has been attending the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, taking the Nonprofit Fund Development Program, which will increase his value to the Newark CEDC and allow Seawright to focus on his efforts to empower communities. His second class, Leading Nonprofit Boards, focuses on creating boards that ensure the long-term success of nonprofit organizations.

According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright, who has a Master’s degree in business administration, has worked as a deputy COO for the Baltimore city government, a campaign manager and as a VP of finance for a construction company. He is also the founder of RPS Solutions in Baltimore.

RPS constructs and renovates homes so that first time homebuyers in Baltimore will have affordable housing options.

Seawright believes that home ownership is the key to stabilizing declining neighborhoods. On his Twitter account, Seawright talks about helping a Baltimore City Housing employee obtain his first home and filling Baltimore’s Belvedere Square with homebuyers.

When World Class Magazine interviewed Kevin Seawright, he discussed how the Newark CEDC is making loans to small business owners who would not be able to access capital to revitalize Newark’s economy.

Kevin Seawright also mentions the 3,000 students that participated in a Newark summer employment program. When asked how his passion for improving the lives of urban residents came from, Seawright gave the credit to his parents, who introduced him to youth programs at age 12.