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


Year Founded


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.


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:


Have been placed in jobs


Have purchased new homes


Have benefited from healthcare services


Have benefited from education services


Have been mobilized in civic engagement and activism 


Have been served by Urban League affiliates


Board Members




Annual Budget