National Urban League

    The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities.  Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia provide direct services that improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. The National Urban League employs a four goal approach to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans:

    jobs-icon    “Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits.”

        education-icon   ”Every American child is ready for college, work and life.  

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

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