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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 3:58pm

Urban League Report Focus on Closing Achievement Gap in Kansas City

Since 2006, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) has been looking at closing the exposing the socioeconomic gaps between black and white people in Kansas City.

On Thursday, the organization released its latest State of Black Kansas City.

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National Urban League
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 3:25pm

Urban League to Honor Local Heroes at Annual Gala

The Lorain County Urban League (Elyria, OH) will hold its annual gala at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11, at the Emerald Event Center in Avon.

The Urban League is celebrating 41 years of service to all of the communities in Lorain County, according to a news release. 

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 10:59am

Milwaukee Urban League Welcomes Students on First Day of School

Last week, the Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) welcomed hundreds of students back-to-school at two Milwaukee Public Schools’ elementary schools. Team MUL participated in welcome back rallies at Auer Avenue School and Oliver Wendell Holmes School.

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 11:18am

New Orleans Empowerment and Policy Conference

New Orleans will host the state’s first Empowerment and Policy Conference, a two-day event centered on influencing policy decisions to positively impact black Louisiana residents, on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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National Urban League
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 12:07pm

Minority Employees Complete Weatherization Training Program

Seventeen members of Chattanooga’s minority workforce were among the first in the region to complete the Tennessee Valley Authority’s pilot Building Futures Minority Training Program.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 4:33pm

Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants $25k to Advance Racial Equity in Education

The Winston-Salem Foundation's Black Philanthropy Initiative is granting thousands of dollars to schools and non-profits.

The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 3:56pm

Urban League Holds Graduation for Builds Program Participants

On Friday (August 23), 18 men and women graduated from a program - that is helping change the direction of their lives.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 3:44pm

Free Weather Training Program Offers Minorities Technical Skills

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN) hosted a free Tennessee Valley Authority weatherization training program on Saturday.

The free program taught minority employees interested in air sealing, attic insulation, and duct sealing how to properly weatherize homes, saving energy costs.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 2:40pm

Artist's Work Tells a Story of St. Jude

Joshua's journey with sickle cell disease has inspired his dad's artwork, helping the family give back to St.

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National Urban League
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 - 3:15pm

Op-Ed: Urban League Sees School Crisis as Opportunity for Engagement

Written By: 

Dr. Richard Danford, Pres. & CEO                                                                                                             Jacksonville Urban League (Jacksonville, FL)

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