Tucson Urban League CEO Jonathan Peck is resigning his position, less than three years after he joined the nonprofit organization.
Peck is moving to Chicago, where his wife, Zelda Harris, has accepted a position with the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy at Loyola University, according to an Urban League news release.
Peck joined the Urban League in November 2009.
He helped establish a variety of programs during his time with the organization, including the Community Closet & Food Bank, which allows people to receive free clothing, shoes, diapers and other household items.
Peck also was influential in bringing civil-rights leaders and speakers such as Roland Martin, Harry Belafonte and the Rev. Al Sharpton to Tucson. The Urban League's sports and recreation complex was refurbished as well.
The Tucson Urban League Board of Directors will begin a national search for a new CEO. Terisha Ellis, who directs the housing and weatherization department for the organization, will serve as interim CEO.