One man's mission to help Fort Wayne's youth

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Roderick Parker is a senior counselor for the Urban League's Youth Empowerment Program, and he's making it his mission to reach out to young kids and adults and connect them with positive opportunities in the community.

Young adults and teenagers are often times the victims of gun violence in Fort Wayne. Read more »


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


The campaign goal: “Every American Child is ready for College, Work and Life!” Join a community that is well informed on education issues in the news.  See the links below and Get Empowered Now. Read more »

Report: Building Better Narratives in Black Education

About the Report

The Building Better Narratives in Black Education report is designed to provide tangible approaches to shift the narrative concerning Black educational reform in order to better engage communities around K-12 education and drive substantive policy changes for Black students.To do this, we build on the experiences of an array of Black voices on K-12 education. We hope individuals will be able to: Read more »


Chicago Urban League Hosts Water Collection Drive for Flint

(Source: Chicago Defender | Arionne Nettles | September 16, 2016) — The Chicago Urban League is hosting a water collection drive for Flint, Michigan residents thanks to one of its mentoring students. Read more »


200 Students Gather at Black Male Youth Summit in Council Bluffs

(Source: Omaha World-Herald) COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Mid-America Center on Tuesday hosted the 2016 Striving for Success African-American Male Summit. Read more »


Florida teen works on Clifton Park farm as part of National Urban League Youth Summit

Florida teen helps weed Clifton Park farm as part of National Urban League youth summit

Jamario Cantrell knelt under the blazing sun Saturday, carefully wrapping his fingers around tall weeds that had popped up alongside young asparagus plants at the Real Food Farm in Baltimore. Read more »


Google Grant Helps Urban League Address Achievement Gap

The Seattle Medium: Google Grant Helps Urban League Address Achievement Gap For African Americans

This summer the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will be bringing back Summer University, thanks to new funding from Google.


New York Urban League and Educators4Excellence Unite for Bethune Fellowship Project

Teaching Matters, NY Urban League and Educators4Excellence Unite for Bethune Fellowship Project