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Kevin Seawright’s Passion for Economic and Community Development

Kevin Seawright is the Chief Financial Officer and also the Executive Vice President of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC). He is known for his participation in community development. He recently received recognition from the University of Notre Dame for completion of an executive leadership program, known as the Nonprofit Fund Development Program.

The CEDC was initially formed in 2007 as Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC) but was later renamed in 2014 to its current name. The organization was established to attract, retain and grow businesses. Its primary client is the Newark City and collaborates with other Newark departments, to start economic development programs. These programs are intended to build the economy, create wealth and generate jobs for the Newark citizens

Seawright has over 13 years experience, in trying to better the East Coast communities using his financial expertise. He has worked in finance positions in various organizations in Baltimore including being the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the education sector for six years. Kevin is now bringing in his great experience to grow the economy of Newark.

Kevin told WorldClassNews that he knows the importance of serving and participating in communities public and government education systems. He aligns himself with the organizations that impact and are also designed to strengthen the communities. His latest contribution to Newark’s development is his participation in the upcoming program of the Summer Youth Employment Plan. The program aims at increasing the opportunities for students’ employment from 3000 jobs to 3500 jobs. Seawright is also partnering with prestigious banks like the Santander so as to provide financial literacy to theses students.

In this year’s program CEDC is partnering with prominent figures and organizations in Newark, so as to help the youth secure jobs for summer 2016. The program will concentrate on the job training, financial literacy lessons, empowerment lectures, and also college readiness programs.

To improve this year’s recruitment process, applicants are required to apply online. Seawright says that this has tremendously enhanced the process with the process being shortened from a six weeks event to a 30-minute one. According to Seawright, the event is a sign that there is great future for the Newark city.

Kevin Seawright, a project management and accounting professional, started his career in Baltimore, MD and Washington and later relocated to Newark, New Jersey. Kevin has always been involved in community development and the causes he dearly protects include social services, human rights, education, civil rights, economic empowerment, and poverty alleviation.  Kevin is also on SoundCloud where he shares his love of music.