The Mission

To enable and empower African-Americans and others in underserved communities to achieve their highest human potential and secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

The League promotes economic empowerment through program areas that include education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health and quality of life.

90 Affiliates Across the Country

Leadership: Marc Morial, CEO

1910

Year Founded

1.7M

People Served Annually

Programming Offered:

  • College preparatory classes
  • Mentoring activities
  • STEM education
  • Parental enrichment activities
  • Workforce skills development
  • Training in starting new businesses
  • Homeownership classes
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Nutrition education
  • Health screenings and assistance securing health insurance

Foundation Goals

 

Education & Youth Development

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

 

Jobs, Entrepreneurship, & Business Development

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

 

Housing & Community Development

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

 

Health & Quality of Life

Every American has access to quality and affordable healthcare solutions

 

Justice & Civic Engagement

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.

Impact

The collective economic impact of the programs and operations of the National Urban League and the Urban League Movement is $1.2 billion per year.  Over the past decade, the National Urban League Movement has served more than 22 million individuals in key program areas:

246K

Have been placed in jobs

21K

Have purchased new homes

8.3M

Have benefited from healthcare services

3M

Have benefited from education services

6.1M

Have been mobilized in civic engagement and activism 

23.7M

Have been served by Urban League affiliates

44

Board Members

150

Employees

$65.9M

Annual Budget