Emilio Dorcely

Chief Executive Officer



Emilio is Chief Executive Officer of Urban Edge, located in Jackson Square at the crossroads of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. At Urban Edge, Emilio oversees all lines of business in its $5M annual operating budget. He manages a leadership team that builds affordable rental homes, creates first-time homebuyers, stems displacement through foreclosure prevention, builds wealth and credit scores for low and moderate-income families, and organizes residents living in Urban Edge’s 1,400 affordable rental homes to become leaders of community change. In 2020, Emilio will lead the organization in creating a strategic plan that will guide its future activities and objectives.

Before Urban Edge, Emilio was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Street Development Corporation, a community development corporation in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, Emilio has worked with the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC, and for the Rhode Island Foundation. He is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Oswego and holds a JD from the University of Iowa’s College of Law.