Urban League of Essex County Helps Diane Get Her Diploma

Diane J. learned about the Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) through her counselor at the Newark Leadership Academy.  After her high school education was interrupted by unfortunate circumstances, she made the decision that as an adult she would pursue her high school diploma through an alternative program. 

Kyshira Moffett Inspired to Pursue Her Dreams

As a leader on my campus, I have had the opportunity to work with the BEEP Program in 2012 and in 2013 at Hampton University. Interacting with several BEEPers has inspired and influenced me to become active with the National Urban League upon graduation. I have gained new wisdom and insight through the BEEP program. Students who attend the BEEP Program gain a priceless learning experience by interacting with top corporate executives who look like them.

Education policy: What will happen now


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Leadership & Growth through STEM

Leadership & Growth through STEM

Minneapolis Urban League
Minneapolis, MN
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The STEM Techie Guy

The STEM Techie Guy

John S. really didn’t realize the value and importance of his STEM skills until got to the Houston Area Urban League.
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Basketball is More Than a Game

Basketball is More Than a Game

During a recent trip to a quiet suburb outside of Chicago, youth from the Chicago Urban League’s Project Ready: Mentor program demonstrated that basketball is more than a game. Read more »


Community Leaders Announce 'We Rise' Educational initiative

LIBERTY CITY, Fla. - It's being called a revolution in Liberty City. A new state of the art development is now in the heart of the city and it's promoting education.

The Tree of Hope was planted Friday, symbolizing what the Villages Apartments in Liberty City will become. Read more »


Equity and Excellence Education Campaign

National Urban League Launches Equity and Excellence Education Campaign for Black History Month
Times Square Electronic Billboard Highlights National Public Awareness Effort
NEW YORK (February 1, 2016) --  In conjunction with Black History Month, the lights above Times Square in February will beam the National Urban League’s message that every child deserves an excellent and equitable education.


Comcast Foundation Gives $92K in Digital Leadership Grants

The Comcast Foundation will give $92,000 in grants to two Pittsburgh organizations to boost technology training. Read more »


District and Charter School Students Come Together to Learn Coding

A Newark coding program has been bringing together children from a district school and a charter school every weekend this fall, with instructors from a local college, to teach Newark students important 21st century technology skills. 


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