Young Hughley

Hughley, a native of Atlanta Georgia, roots are tied to a large working class family. He spent his formative years living in public housing and attending public schools. His parents inspired his work ethics and commitment to social equity. Numerous members of the community inspired his thirst for education and mentored his love all of the arts. These factors, he feels, contribute toward his passion for individual and community empowerment and social equity issues.  

Housing and community building; educational achievement, civic engagement, economic and entrepreneurial advancement, appreciation of art and creativity, are all interconnected for him.  These things are essential for sustaining communities. For him this is principle. 

Under his leadership as Chief Executive Officer of RRC (Resources for Residents and Communities, formerly known as Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation) he leveraged over 24 million dollars of investments in the Reynoldstown community. He is most proud of the fact that RRC, under his leadership, metamorphosed the Reynoldstown community from a place of disinvestment to a thriving community of choice. Young Hughley has served as a leader in the area of community building and development for over 20 years in the city of Atlanta and throughout the world.


His professional skills include housing development, community building, capacity building, partnership development, fundraising/special events planning, board, and program and staff management.


Hughley’s training is diverse and extensive. It includes: project development and management: in housing, the arts (theater and visual arts); leadership, community building and organizing, non-profit management, resource development, and adaptive change management.


Not a stranger to volunteering Young serves on the following Boards: Metropolitan Atlanta Community Development Corporation (MACDC), Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (ANDP), Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP), and National NeighborWorks Association (NNA). He has had past affiliations with: Fulton County Advisory Board of United Way of Atlanta, Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he served not only as a board member with the Atlanta chapter but as an Inner City Advisor nationally, and recently he served on the Emory University Board of Visitors.

He obtained his BA degree from Morehouse College and has several Executive and Professional Certifications from the Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University, as well as the Neigborworks Training Institute.  He has also done continuing Educational courses with the Development Training Institute and Urban Land Institute. A tremendous achievement for Young was successfully completing a 3-year internship with the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, a union membership that he still maintains.

Organizational and individuals’ issues and concerns are unique; Young knows that they are driven by many facets. This leads him to believe that it is difficult to bring about resolution without examination of some aspect of the whole.  “Life is constantly changing while our norms are trying to catch up, the least we can do as change agents is try to make the process nourishing.” All of his work experiences, educational and professional opportunities; have enhanced his sense of the importance of sustaining individual and organizational communities in a humane, compassionate and practical way.

Young Hughley Recent Past CEO of Resources for Residents and Communities (RRC)

Young Hughley

Recent Past CEO of Resources for Residents and Communities (RRC)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Civic Engagement
Facilitation & Strategic Planning
Housing & Community Design
Project Management
Real Estate
Career Stage
  • Fellow
  • Next Gen
  • Mid-Career
  • Bridge
  • Encore
  • Emeritus