Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

Enabling African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Imagine a World with No Equality Gaps

We work toward this vision through programs and initiatives in these areas:

Our Vision:

Every American child is ready for college, work and life.

24-year-old Bria Beckley criminal justice student in 2016 received her General Equivalency Diploma through the YouthBuild program at Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc (Rochester, NY). She found Urban League—through a mysterious letter—at a time when she had just about given up.

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Education Impact
25K
Students Enrolled in Our Programs
Students Are
85%
More Likely to go to College When Enrolled in Our Programs
Our Vision:

Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits.

The Urban League of San Diego County helped an Army veteran turn his life around after a stint behind bars. 

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Job Impact
35
Job Fairs Across the U.S.
We Have Helped Over
850K
People Find Jobs or Start Businesses
Our Vision:

Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms.

When domestic violence kept a woman out of her home and she fell behind on bills - the Urban League of the Upstate. 

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Housing Impact
80K
People Given Housing Counseling
We Have Helped
45K
People Buy or Keep Their Homes
Our Vision:

Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions.

As a pilot site for Take Action for Health, the affiliate collaborated with the Center of Wellness for Urban Women to deliver an innovative strategy for talking about mental health.

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Health Impact
20K
Impacted by Our Health Programs
82%
of Program Participants Saw Improvements in Health
Our Vision:

Every American has an equal right and responsibility to fully participate in our democracy and civic processes, and all people have a right to justice and fairness.

Civil rights don't exist in a vacuum. They are meaningful only in the real world - the world where people have to survive to work, to raise their families, to instill in their children hope for the future.”
- Vernon E. Jordan

Advocacy in Action

Justice Impact
2M
New voters have registered with our partners
Our Vision:

Every American child is ready for college, work and life.

24-year-old Bria Beckley criminal justice student in 2016 received her General Equivalency Diploma through the YouthBuild program at Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc (Rochester, NY). She found Urban League—through a mysterious letter—at a time when she had just about given up.

Read the Story

View Education

Our Vision:

Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits.

The Urban League of San Diego County helped an Army veteran turn his life around after a stint behind bars. 

Read the Story

View Jobs

Our Vision:

Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms.

When domestic violence kept a woman out of her home and she fell behind on bills - the Urban League of the Upstate. 

Read the Story

View Housing

Our Vision:

Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions.

As a pilot site for Take Action for Health, the affiliate collaborated with the Center of Wellness for Urban Women to deliver an innovative strategy for talking about mental health.

Read the Story

View Health

Our Vision:

Every American has an equal right and responsibility to fully participate in our democracy and civic processes, and all people have a right to justice and fairness.

Civil rights don't exist in a vacuum. They are meaningful only in the real world - the world where people have to survive to work, to raise their families, to instill in their children hope for the future.”

Advocacy in Action

0

Affiliate offices on the ground

1

Communities Served

1.7M

People Served

3

Volunteers Engaged

Urban League Affiliates Across The Nation:

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